Designed for graduate students already pursuing a master's degree, this program offers an opportunity for you to further specialize in a particular area of history. Those who choose to pursue a graduate certificate in history have 12 special topics to choose from:
- African American History
- Asian History
- European History
- Global History
- Historical Research and Writing
- Latin American History
- Military History
- Native American History
- Public History
- Race and Ethnic History
- United States History
- Women, Family, and Gender History
No matter which 15-credit certificate you choose to pursue, you will gain a valuable depth of knowledge in your area of emphasis. This addition to your studies will also make an impressive complement to your master's degree — helping set you apart from other job candidates post-graduation.
Exceptional faculty. UW-Eau Claire is known for its top-notch faculty, including those you'll learn from while working toward your certificate. In fact, two of our history professors have been recipients of Wisconsin Professor of the Year awards. The history department also was a recent recipient of the University of Wisconsin Regents Teaching Excellence Award for Academic Departments and Programs.
Connections to your future career. This flexibility in what you study also gives you freedom in how you can apply this knowledge in your career plans. From advocating, to archiving to teaching, this program will leave you prepared to take what you've learned and share it with those around you in impactful ways.
Opportunities for research. UW-Eau Claire has a strong reputation for undergraduate research — and those opportunities only continue to grow and evolve for graduate students! Ask a research question within your study concentration, then apply what you're learning as you discover new aspects of your area of interest.
Curriculum throughout the history graduate certificate is completely chosen by you. You can dive deeper into the history of the United States, explore the complex stories and tensions within race and ethnic history, or consider ways to share historical lessons with broader audiences through public history. Whichever path you choose, the certificate's curriculum is yours to mold into the program that will best serve you and your exciting career aspirations.
Learn more about the history - special topics graduate certificates in the UWEC course catalog.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, including a minimum of nine hours in history at the college level.
- An overall GPA of 3.00, or 3.15 in the second half of all undergraduate work.
- A letter of intent, in which you explain your goals and expectations, as well as the area of history in which you wish to concentrate.