History Certificate

Department of History, College of Arts & Sciences

Vision Statement

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 the new 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.

Program Contact Information

Danielle Battisti, PhD, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)
287G Arts & Sciences Hall (ASH) 

Program Website


Application Deadlines (Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020)

  • Fall:  August 2
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: March 15

Program Specific Requirements

  • BA or MA with an overall GPA of 3.0
  • 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
  • Writing Sample
    • Academic-style writing sample of approximately 5 pages in length.

Degree Requirements

HIST 9200COLLOQUIUM (Themes in Global History since 1500)3
HIST 9200COLLOQUIUM (Themes in American History)3
Four other HIST courses at the 8000 or 9000 level12
Total Credits18

Exit Requirements

Students must earn a 3.0 GPA to graduate with this certificate.