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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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The Graduate Program in History at Minnesota State University, Mankato provides a foundation for advanced study and professional development that prepares individuals for careers in teaching, law, journalism, public service, museums and archives, and business. Students develop essential career skills, such as the ability to find reliable evidence for judgments about human motivations and actions, chart change over time, place events in broader context, analyze conflicting information and viewpoints, and communicate clearly their findings, analysis, and recommendations.

The Graduate Program in History prepares students for future careers, for responsibilities in a democratic society, and for the challenging ambiguities they they will encounter in life no matter what they do or where they go in the world. The faculty encourage a comparative, analytical approach to the study of historical eras, cultures, social conflicts, influential ideas, and the human experience.

Faculty and Resources

The Department of History's graduate faculty of eleven professors offer a wide array of courses in African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, East Asian, European, and United States history. Memorial Library provides access to thousands of full-text electronic journals. The library has been a depository for federal documents since 1962, and of Minnesota state documents since 1958. The M.J. Lass Center for Minnesota Studies and the Southern Minnesota Historical Center are located in Memorial Library. Interlibrary loan service obtains books and journal articles from other libraries for student and faculty research.

Research Support

Graduate Students are eligible for William E. Lass Student Research Grants. The Lass Grants offer substantial support for travel to distant archives and libraries, including per diem expenses and the purchase of supplies or materials. Grants will be awarded at least twice during the academic year. Successful applicants may re-apply for a subsequent grant. For further information contact the History Department.

Graduate Coordinator Contact Information

Please contact the graduate coordinator with any questions, or to schedule a visit to campus. We are happy to provide a campus tour of our facilities, including our library, and allow you to meet faculty whose teaching and research relate to your interests of study.

Chris Corley
Department of History
110 Armstrong Hall
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-389-1618