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Overview


The decision to seek an advanced degree in the History Program reflects an interest in and an appreciation for the historical past. The History Program's purpose is threefold:

  • to prepare individuals well qualified to teach the subject of history
  • to provide students with research and investigative skills applicable to academic and professional situations
  • to encourage the thoughtful and continuing study of history throughout the lifetime of the individual. 

The graduate Certificate in History is an 18-hour non-degree and non-licensure program designed to certify that participants have a post-graduate education.  All courses taken in the certificate program may be applied to the Master of Arts in History

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About History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences Department


Solving the Real-World Issues of Today and Tomorrow 

Pittsburg State University’s Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences consists of those specialties that have emerged as so desirable in the 21st Century labor force. Students use the tools from GeographyHistoryPhilosophyPolitical ScienceCriminal Justice (Justice Studies)Sociology and Social Work programs and coursework to examine issues and to find sustainable solutions to complex problems affecting individuals, families, and society. 

The mission of the History, Philosophy and Social Sciences department’s programs is to provide high-quality instruction to students in ways that emphasize active learning, problem solving, and critical thinking through transformative experiences.  Through our efforts, we aim to increase everyone’s awareness of how the ethnic, cultural, and other forms of diversity affect society.  We invite you to visit the individual program areas to learn more about each field of study. 

Diversity and Inclusion: We are committed to collaboration, respect, understanding for all students, staff, and faculty. The programs of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences department at Pittsburg State University embraces a commitment to diversity as a community of individuals and programs which seek to reduce prejudice, disparities, discrimination and build a supportive environment for all.   

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