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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, Graduate Certificate*

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General Program Information

Department of History

General Information
119 Rogers-Stout Hall / P.O. Box 70672
Johnson City, TN 37614

William Douglas Burgess, Ph.D., Department Chair
119 Rogers-Stout Hall
Box 70672
Email: burgessw@etsu.edu

Dinah Mayo-Bobee, PhD. Graduate Certificate Coordinator
Department of History
119 Rogers Stout Hall
(423) 439-6696
Email: mayobobee@etsu.edu

The Department of History offers a Graduate Certificate in history that provides an array of courses for students interested in graduate-level studies in American, European, and World History.  The certificate allows students to research historical topics with a focus on cultural, intellectual, political, social, and public history.  Students can also complete courses across a range of topics for academic, personal, and professional development.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admissions criteria set by the ETSU School of Graduate Studies, the following will be required:

  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Personal statement or application essay no more than 500 words explaining qualifications, reason for seeking the certificate, and specific area(s) of history that will be studied (if applicable).
  • Three letters of recommendation, from current or former professors, or professional recommendations from supervisors or colleagues.
  • A resume or CV

Application materials must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies.

Current graduate students at ETSU need to submit all application materials listed above and a Dual Degree form.

Application Due Dates

Fall Enrollment August 1
Spring Enrollment  January 1

Application Assessment and Review

All applications will be evaluated by the Department of History Graduate Committee and Graduate Program Coordinator.  Along with your GPA and recommendations, consideration will be given to your application essay including your writing skills, the identification of a specific area of history and time period you wish to study, and the name(s) of Department of History faculty with whom you would like to work.  If you wish to study more than one area of history, explain in your essay how doing so will help accomplish your goals.  Potential students can also address personal and professional accomplishments and explain how the certificate will be valuable.

Articulation Agreement

A student who completes the Graduate Certificate in History and later wishes to pursue the MA in History may apply up to 12 certificate credits into the master’s program with approval of the Department of History Graduate Coordinator and the School of Graduate Studies. Only credits that meet GPA requirements and are completed within the ETSU six-year matriculation period will be accepted.

History, Graduate Certificate Requirements: 12 credits

Core Requirement 3 credits
Advisor Approved Electives 9 credits
TOTAL 12 credits


Required Course: 3 credits

Choose one.

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