The Department of History at Murray State University offers baccalaureate degrees, with or without certification to teach, along with both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science tracks. Both baccalaureate education tracks prepare students for graduate work at the M.A. or Ph.D. level. The Master of Arts program in history offers advanced studies to qualified students in American, European and World History.

Within these major fields, there are two track options to the Master of Arts degree: the thesis track and non-thesis track. The M.A. enables teachers to meet Rank II certification in Kentucky public schools. The department also offers minors in History and Religious Studies. The average undergraduate class size is 15 and the average graduate class size is 6. The career options for history students include Educators, Librarians, Archivists, Museum or gallery curator, Journalists, Politicians, Lawyers, Paralegals, Information officer, Producers of Multimedia Material and many more.

For more information on our history programs, please see the information below. You may also contact the MSU Department of History at 270.809.2234 or 


Earn your Bachelor's degree in History or earn your Social Studies Certification if you want to become a teacher.


Enhance your course of study with a minor in British Studies, East Asian Studies, History or Religious Studies.

Accelerated Program

Get a head start on your Master's degree while you earn your Bachelor's degree.

Graduate Programs

Earn your Master's degree in History.

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