Graduate Certificate in History
Why should you get a Graduate Certificate in History?
UNO’s department of history offers an 18-credit hour graduate certificate in history for educators and other professionals who already have an advanced degree in another field and wish to expand their knowledge of History.
This certificate is designed to help educators meet requirements set by the Higher Learning Commission to teach history-related courses in institutions of higher education or dual enrollment/concurrent enrollment courses in high schools.
This certificate can be earned completely online or in a combination of in-person and online course work.
You must meet the following minimum criteria* to be considered for placement in the UNO History Graduate Certificate Program:
- BA or MA with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale).
- Official transcripts
- Two (2) letters of recommendation from a former professor (preferred), supervisor, or individual that can speak to one's academic potential in a graduate program.
- Submit an Academic-style writing sample of approximately five (5) pages in length
*Provisional entrance into the program may be considered if full criteria are not met. Please contact the Graduate Program Chair (Dr. Danielle Battisti) to inquire further.
Fall Admission: August 2
Spring Admission: October 15
Summer Admission: March 15
- Submit the following application materials to the Office of Graduate Studies:
- UNO Graduate Studies Application (found through the UNO Graduate Studies website)
- Cover letter essay of 250-500 words describing your interests in history and why you wish to earn a Graduate Certificate in history.
- Curriculum Vitae ("c.v.") or Résumé
- A writing sample from an upper-division history course (at least 5 pages in length)
- Two academic letters of recommendation. We urge you to submit letters from history professors, history professionals, or professors from a related field who can speak in detail about your academic background and experience.
Graduate certificate students must complete two HIST 9200 Colloqium courses (3 credit hours each), and four other HIST courses at the 8000 or 9000 level (12 credit hours) for a total of 18 credit hours.
Students must practice academic honesty and earn a 3.0 GPA to graduate with this certificate. All course work must be completed within a 10-year period.
In addition to traditional financial aid, there may be funding available for current and future dual enrollment teachers. If you think you qualify, please contact the Graduate Program Chair (Dr. Danielle Battisti) for more information.