Prepare for a dynamic career in history

A master’s degree program in history teaches you to interpret historical evidence, connect events and ideas, think critically and communicate effectively. Through this engaging graduate program, you will benefit from quality instruction and mentorship from UNK history faculty who care about your academic and professional success. A combination of history coursework and research along with opportunities to collaborate and network will prepare you to excel in your career.

The program includes thesis, non-thesis or public history options to fit your interests, whether for positions in education, business, law, government or further graduate studies.

Prerequisites: A bachelor’s degree with at least 18 hours of history

Career Opportunities

  • History Researcher
  • Public Historian
  • Museum Curator
  • Museum Director
  • Library Archivist
  • Government Historian
  • Community College Instructor
  • Lecturer
  • Political Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Historical Interpreter
  • Historical Preservationist
  • Community Historian
  • Oral Historian
  • Cultural Resource Manager
Captain Cory Halvorson

"You're not completely separate. You actually feel like a part of the university, which is really good. So my advice would be, it's difficult, and as long as you get over that hurdle of not being able to go into office hours or raise your hand right away to get a response, you'll do fine. Just remember, in the end, you're always going to get from UNK, a degree that you're proud of from a regional, accredited university. It'll take you places. Even though it's an online program, it still will get you the results that you would get from being in residence at a brick and mortar school."

 

Captain Cory Halvorson

History M.A.

Benefits of a Master's Degree

A graduate degree helps you advance your career by qualifying for higher positions with additional leadership opportunities. The median salary for those with master’s degrees is 16% higher than for those with an undergraduate degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.