Master of Arts in History

COLLEGE OF ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Department of History and Political Science

Southeastern's graduate program in History prepares students for careers in history, law and other disciplines that require knowledge of how the past affects the present and future – including teaching, government service and business – or doctoral studies in history. Students in the program learn to read intelligently, think analytically, write clearly, assess past trends, predict future developments and understand the real world as they prepare for virtually any career.

Career Information
Types of Jobs*
  • Analyst
  • Historian
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Professor
  • Researcher
  • Teacher
  • Writer
Types of Employers
  • Archives
  • Business
  • Colleges and universities
  • Communication
  • Government
  • Historical parks
  • Media
  • Military
  • Museums
  • Politics
  • Preservation and restoration organizations
  • Public relations organizations
  • Publishers
  • Radio stations
  • Schools

*Some of these occupations may require additional education at graduate or professional schools.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Nearly all graduates of the program since 1990 have obtained jobs related to their course of study or admission into further graduate study

  • Faculty have won awards for excellence in teaching, research and service, produced a host of scholarly publications – many of which have attracted an international readership – and held important offices in professional organizations

  • The department is closely affiliated with the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies and the Florida Parishes Social Science Research Center

  • The department sponsors the Constitution Day Lecture (September), the "Then and Now" Fanfare History and Politics Lecture Series (October), the Veterans Day Lecture (November), the Black History and Politics Lecture Series (February), the Women's History Month Lecture Series (March), the Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture (April) and the Deep Delta Civil War Symposium (June)

  • The department hosts the Region VIII Social Studies Fair (March)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
  • Total semester hours required: 36

CONCENTRATIONS
  • Thesis Option

  • Non-Thesis Option / Secondary Teaching Option

  • Public History Option

MINORS
  • Philosophy

  • Political Science

RELATED DEGREES
  • Bachelor of Arts in History

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Education, Grades 6-12

CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES
  • History Club

  • Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society)


Contact Information

hips@southeastern.edu

985-549-2109

Mailing address: SLU 10895, Hammond, LA 70402

On-campus address: Fayard Hall, Room 335

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