Nov 28, 2022  
Graduate Catalog 2019-20 
    
Graduate Catalog 2019-20 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certificate Program in History


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Advisor: Sally Hadden
4352 Friedmann Hall
hist-grad@wmich.edu

The Graduate Certificate Program in History is designed to provide students who are immediately or a few years out of a bachelor’s program in history or a related field, or changing occupations, who may have not yet decided on the feasibility or direction of a master’s or doctoral program, and middle- and secondary-school teachers, with the opportunity to take graduate-level courses in one or various sub-fields of history to enrich their knowledge or for professional credit. Credits earned in the graduate certificate program can be applied to a Master of Arts degree if you decide to continue your studies.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Submission of a letter of intent stating specific interest and academic and professional goals.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from persons able to evaluate the applicant’s potential for graduate study.

Program Requirements


The Graduate Certificate Program in History consists of 9 credit hours (three courses) in HIST at the 5000 and 6000 levels, some of which require the instructor’s pre-approval. Upon admission, students will choose, in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies, a focus among the following sub-fields: North American History, European History, Medieval History, History Teacher Education, or Other.

Note: HIST 6010 - Historiography, may be substituted for one of the courses in any of the sub-fields. Also, 6000 level reading courses may be repeated with different instructors or specific content.

Sub-field Course Lists


Note:


HIST 6750 or HIST 6880 may be substituted for one course with instructor’s approval.

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HIST 6860 or HIST 6880 may be substituted for one course with instructor’s approval.

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HIST 6815, HIST 6820 or HIST 6880 may be substituted for one course with instructor’s approval.

History Teacher Education


Students will consult with the Director of Graduate Studies about courses appropriate for their interests.

Other


Students will consult with the Director of Graduate Studies about courses appropriate for their interests.

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