Graduate Programs

Graduate Degree Programs

The purpose of the Master of Arts degree in History is to increase the students' historical knowledge, educate them in proper scholarly methodology for historical research and writing, prepare them for more effective careers in teaching, government service, business, and for further graduate study in history, political science, law, and other related disciplines.  We introduced a more rigorous and comprehensive curriculum in 1992. Southeastern has the only M.A. program in history in Louisiana which offers all required courses in the evening. Graduates have entered Ph.D. programs, university and school teaching jobs, and careers in law, government, business, journalism, museology, and tourism. The program offers thesis and non-thesis options and an elective 6-hour minor in Political Science or Philosophy. Teachers with the M.A. in Education may receive 12 hours credit (and possibly more) toward the M.A. in History for previous graduate Education courses (6 hrs) and approval cognate graduate History courses (6). The department holds a monthly Works-in-Progress Seminar, in which faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars present the results of ongoing research.


Information on the Master Of Arts Degree in History

Learn about: The program and its strengths

Preparing for a job


Starting salaries

Related fields

How do I know this degree is for me?

Notable alumni


Political Science


Career Opportunities for History Graduates


Degree Plan and Courses for the Master of Arts in History


Learn about Graduate Assistantships and Employment

General Graduate School Information

For more information contact:
Dr. Harry Laver, Graduate Coordinator, Department of History and Political Science
Southeastern Louisiana University
SLU 10895
Hammond, La. 70402
Telephone: 985-549-5378
Fax: 985-549-2012