• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    18
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $320.00
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $450.00

History

Graduate Certificate

The IU Online Graduate Certificate in History provides graduate-level instruction in the field of history.

Gain a depth of knowledge in a variety of historical subjects, practice historical interpretation, think critically, employ research and analysis methods, and communicate concepts and ideas with precision and clarity.

Develop skills including: 

  • Effective oral and written historical communication skills. 
  • The ability to perform research.
  • The ability to construct original historical arguments.
  • The ability to effectively teach dual-credit history courses.

Many online support services are available to assist you as you progress through the program. 

Of Special Interest for Teachers/Instructors Needing to Meet HLC Dual-Credit Standards

The Graduate Certificate in History is ideal for those who want to teach dual-credit courses and who need to meet Higher Learning Commission dual-credit qualification standards. These standards require teachers wanting to teach dual-credit courses in history to hold either a master's degree in history or a master's degree in another discipline (such as education), plus at least 18 credit hours of discipline-specific graduate coursework.

  • If you hold a master's degree in a discipline other than history, you can meet HLC standards by completing the 18 credit hour Graduate Certificate in History. 
  • If you plan to pursue the IU Online MA in History, the  IU Online MAT in History, or the  IU Online Master of Liberal Studies, you may apply the 18 credit hours from the Graduate Certificate in History toward the master's degree.

Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in History prepares you for such careers as:

  • Dual-credit teacher/instructor  
  • Historical program director
  • Historical research associate
  • Historic interpreter
  • County historian
  • Museum docent
  • Exhibitions curator

This 100 percent online, consortial program is taught by IU Bloomington, IU East, IUPUI, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast. This consortial model allows you to take coursework from several campuses and learn from a wide range of faculty. 

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certificate in History, you must complete 18 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core course (3 credit hours) 
  • Electives (15 credit hours)

See courses that are being offered this semester. 

Download a printable PDF summary of all our graduate programs for teachers.

Admissions

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor's degree 
  2. 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

Complete an online application that includes: 

  • Official transcripts from each undergraduate institution
  • 250-word personal statement explaining background and reasons for entering the program

Courses

Core

Sample courses for the Graduate Certificate in History include the following:

HIST-T 510Historical Methodology3 Credits
HIST-T 520Teaching College History3 Credits
HIST-T 560US and the World - Comparative History3 Credits
HIST-T 590Historical Seminar3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $320.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $960.00
Note: 

-Additional fees will apply.


-This program is not eligible for financial aid. 

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $450.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1350.00
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