History, Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in History

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Fully Online
  • 18
  • $351.00
  • $457.00

Program Overview

The online History, Graduate Certificate provides students with expertise in history regardless of what their degree is in.

Students of the online History, Graduate Certificate to gain:  

  • Contextual knowledge, intellectual experience and cultural awareness through historical coursework.
  • Skills necessary to teach history-related courses.
  • Expertise of people, events, ideas and values from a historical perspective.
  • Credentials for career advancement.
  • Access to a highly flexible online format taught by dedicated faculty members who work hard to set every student on the path to success.

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. 

Career Outlook: The study of history helps people understand change and the world we live in. Through the study of history, students gain the ability to assess evidence, conflicting interpretations and past examples of change. These skills are important to many different career fields. 

Career fields may include: 

  • Banking and finance
  • Business management and marketing
  • Government administration and politics
  • Healthcare
  • Information technology
  • International relations and foreign affairs
  • Law and law enforcement
  • Media and communications
  • Public administration
  • Teaching
  • Tourism

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Bachelor's or Master's Degree.

  2. 3 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  3. A written personal statement

    Writing Sample

  4. 2 letters of recommendation

  5. Cover letter with a personal statement included.

  6. Writing sample. Academic-style writing sample of approximately 5 pages in length.

  7. Two letters or recommendation from a former professor (preferred), supervisor or individual who can speak to one's academic potential in a graduate program.

  8. 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 and submit the online application for admissions .
  • Pay the $25 non-refundable application fee.

Courses You’ll Take

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours


Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours

Danielle Battisti, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Graduate Program Chair

Danielle Battisti, Ph.D., specializes in immigration and ethnic history. Her current research interests include addressing the gaps in political discourse, the academy and popular memory about the history of illegal or undocumented European immigration to the United States from the 1920s to 1950s and the immigration laws of that time. Her other new research examines American involvement in the creation and operations of the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration, a postwar NGO created in 1952 and charged with resettling European Displaced Persons to the Americas and Oceania.

Application Deadlines
  • Fall SemesterAug 02
  • Spring SemesterOct 15
  • Summer SessionMar 15