Graduate School Policies and Procedures apply to this program.
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- Be able to analyze historical documents and develop arguments from them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, Ryan Crewe (Ryan.Crewe@ucdenver.edu). 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.
- 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 taken 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.
- Students must complete all HIST credits for the certificate with CU Denver faculty.
|Complete the following required courses||6|
|HIST 6013||Introduction to the Professional Study of History||3|
|HIST 6931||Readings: Special Subjects in History 1||3|
|or HIST 6989||Seminar: Special Subjects in History|
may be taken as an elective, if not taken in this category
|Take two of the following||6|
|HIST 5201||Core Themes in U.S. History||3|
|HIST 5209||Race, Religion, and Belonging||3|
|HIST 5212||Civil War and Reconstruction||3|
|HIST 5217||Consumer Culture||3|
|HIST 5227||American West||3|
|HIST 5229||Colorado Historic Places||3|
|HIST 5234||History at Work: Public and Community History||3|
|HIST 5244||Interpretation of History in Museums: Exhibits and Education||3|
|HIST 5260||Introduction to Digital Studies||3|
|HIST 5307||History of Sexuality||3|
|HIST 5308||Crime, Policing, and Justice in American History||3|
|HIST 5343||Women & Gender in US History||3|
|HIST 5494||Red and Blue America: U.S. History, 1973-Present||3|
To learn more about the Student Learning Outcomes for this program, please visit our website.