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Department of History, Geography, and Museum Studies

History, Geography, and Museum Studies

As a response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) the Department of History, Geography, and Museum Studies will be operating remotely from off-campus locations. Our on-campus offices will remain closed until further notice. You may still contact our offices by email. Our faculty and staff remain committed to your success.

The Department of History, Geography, and Museum Studies at Morgan State University offers a wide range of courses and degrees. Our outstanding and diverse international faculty and our rigorous programs prepare students for professional life by teaching them to read analytically, think critically, write persuasively, and learn comprehensively.

The discipline of History offers students the analytic and critical thinking skills they can take into any profession. Understanding the past enables one to better prepare for the future, analyze the present, and understand the process of recording, narrating, and interpreting the past via the historical method. The discipline of Geography enhances our knowledge of the earth and broadens our view of the aspects of different cultures and societies. It uses tools such as cartography, geographic information systems, and quantitative methods to analyze processes that influence the natural and built environments. Museum Studies and Historical Preservation advances our understanding of historic resources and the processes necessary for their preservation. 

In the following video, Morgan State History major Layla Huff explains what it is like to study at an HBCU. Layla hopes to pursue a career in Arts Conservation and feels that a History degree provides the ideal preparation. She says, "I've always loved making arguments and breaking things down."

Armed with such skills, graduates from the Department of History, Geography, and Museum Studies are prepared to work in a wide variety of fields and careers. These include:

  • Research: cultural resources managers, historic preservation specialists, think-tank & policy workers, environmental researchers
  • Government: legislative staffers, congressional aides, intelligence agents & analysts, foreign officers and diplomats, government historians
  • Communication: writers & editors, journalists, producers & broadcasters, information managers, archival & records managers, librarians
  • Business: corporate researchers, technical & business writers, advertising executives, consultants, public relations officers
  • Advocacy: lawyers & paralegals, litigation supporters, foundation & non-profit workers
  • Education: elementary and secondary school teachers, college professors, museum curators, directors, and supporting staff