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      Book Signing

  The Shop is holding a book signing on a wonderful new book of essays called Duty Calls at Home: Central Pennsylvania Responds to the Great War, 1914 – 1918, Friday September 5th from 5 to 8 p.m. Join Dr. Steven Burg, chair of the Dept. of History and Philosophy, and his students Mary Lee Shade and John Maietta at 33 West High Street, Carlisle PA 17013

History  & Philosophy Semester Kick-Off Ice Cream Social

  THURSDAY September 4th; 3:30pm - 4:30pm at the DHC Fishbowl

Meet our new and returning history majors! Have an  opportunity to chat with your professors! Learn how to get involved with the History Club! Have some free ice cream! We’ll provide the ice cream and toppings, you bring your appetite.

  Sponsored by the Department of History and Philosophy, the History Club, and Phi Alpha Theta.

  • The SU History Club meets Monday night in Dauphin Humanities 205. The first meeting of the History Club will be on Monday, Sept 8th at 7:30pm in DHC 205. For more information or to get involved, contact History Club President Devon Newcomer dn9056@ship.edu

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History/Philosophy Department

122-124 Dauphin Humanities Center
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257
 

Dr. Steven Burg, Chair 

Janice Reed, Secretary

Tel: 717-477-1621
Fax: 717-477-4062
history@ship.edu 

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Applied History Graduate Program

The graduate program in applied history is a flexible program designed to provide educators, public historians, and individuals wishing to pursue advanced graduate work with practical professional training. Our faculty work one-on-one with students to design a program of study to meet their personal and professional needs.

For those seeking careers in the field of public history, the program offers coursework in archives, museum studies, museum education, oral history, local history, and historic preservation, as well as professional internships to prepare students for employment in museums, historical institutions, and at historic sites. 

All students are required to complete a course in historical research methods. Students also have the option to write a master’s thesis that can also prepare students for further graduate work.

Educators will find a diverse array of courses in United States history, world history, and historical methods that will deepen their historical knowledge and provide new resources for classroom use. Each summer the department also offers a K-12 Educator Institute specifically designed to provide educators with an opportunity to network with other educators while deepening their own understanding of history. 

The History Department also has a joint program with Clarion University allowing students to earn a dual degree, a Master's of Applied History and a Master's of Information and Library Science.

For more information about Shippensburg University's graduate History programs, click here.

Graduate Studies in History: Other Options

In addition to earning the Master's Degree in Applied History, students may also consider the following options:

Master's in Organizational Development & Leadership with a Historical Administration Concentration: A program designed to provide leadership and administrative training for individuals working in the field of public history. This is a joint program between the Shippensburg University History/Philosophy Department and the Organizational Development and Leadership Program.

Master's in Curriculum and Instruction with a Secondary History Cluster: A program specially designed for in-service teachers that combines advanced Education and History coursework. This thirty credit program does not require an internship or thesis. This a joint program between the Shippensburg Unversity History/Philosophy Department and the Teacher Education Department).

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