U.S. History Graduate Certificate
The U.S. History Graduate Certificate provides CU Denver graduate students and the wider community the opportunity to explore topics in United States History while simultaneously learning professional skills in historical research and historical dissemination. This Certificate is designed for students interested in pursuing a graduate-level education in United States History and for professionals seeking accreditation and/or promotion in the fields of education, museums, historic preservation, government, law, and the arts.
The certificate can stand on its own or it can serve as a stepping stone to a Master's Degree in History.
Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will:
- Be able to pursue independent historical research projects
- Be able to analyze debates among historians
- Be able to analyze historical documents and develop arguments from them
- This program has one on-campus requirement and the remainder of the certificate can be completed on campus or online.
Declaring This Certificate
- Applicants must have a B.A. or B.S. degree.
- Interested students must register their intent to complete the certificate with the History Department Graduate Advisor, Peter Kopp (firstname.lastname@example.org). Students already enrolled in a graduate program at CU Denver can begin their certificate work at any point during their studies. Non-degree students must apply to the university as a non-degree seeking student.
Graduate Education Policies and Procedures apply to this program.
- Students must complete a minimum of 12 HIST credit hours.
- Students must complete all HIST credits for the certificate at the graduate (5000 or above) level.
- Students must earn a minimum grade of B- (2.7) in all courses completed at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative certificate GPA of 3.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the certificate GPA. Courses taken using P+/P/F or S/U grading cannot apply to major requirements.
- Students must complete all HIST credits for the certificate with CU Denver faculty Elective Courses.
|Complete the following required courses:||6|
|Introduction to the Professional Study of History|
|Readings: Special Subjects in History 1|
or HIST 6989
|Seminar: Special Subjects in History|
|Complete two of the following courses:||6|
|Core Themes in U.S. History|
|Race, Religion, and Belonging|
|Civil War and Reconstruction|
|Colorado Historic Places|
|History at Work: Public and Community History|
|Interpretation of History in Museums: Exhibits and Education|
|Introduction to Digital Studies|
|History of Sexuality|
|Crime, Policing, and Justice in American History|
|Women & Gender in US History|
|Red and Blue America: U.S. History, 1973-Present|
may be taken as an elective, if not taken in this category
To learn more about the Student Learning Outcomes for this program, please visit our website.