Historical Studies at SIUE
The Department of Historical Studies graduate program contributes to student’s personal enrichment, life-long learning skills and recognition of their responsibilities as members of a society composed of many communities of memory. Students leave the program within the College of Arts and Sciences with a firm education in the liberal arts and have excellent communication and critical thinking skills.
Degrees Available at SIUE
- Master of Arts in Historical Studies
- Master of Science in Integrative Studies - Cultural Education Advocacy
- Master of Science in Integrative Studies - Cultural Heritage and Resources Management
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Historical Studies (Cooperative doctoral program with Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
A secondary education history teaching focus is available with our Master of Science in Education (MSEd) in curriculum and instruction.
The graduate degree in history serves as important preparation for the pursuit of a variety of career opportunities. Some students choose to pursue careers as history instructors, while others choose to pursue careers in various other fields. According to PayScale Inc. in the Wall Street Journal, mid-career history graduates earn an average salary of $71,000.
Recent SIUE graduates are currently employed at places such as the National Archives in Washington, D.C.; the Department of Defense in St. Louis; Johns Hopkins University; St. Louis Science Center; St. Louis Public Library; and George Mason University, among others.
Some of our students go on to pursue PhD programs, and have most recently completed or are currently enrolled in programs at Kent State, University of New Hampshire, Georgetown, Yale, UCLA, University of Nebraska, Western Michigan, Indiana University, University of Oklahoma, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, and many others.