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The Graduate Certificate in Maritime History offers perspectives of the history of maritime developments throughout the centuries. Topics covered include oceanic and naval history, history of the use of marine resources, maritime environmental history, and other topics like the history of maritime trade and technology and the trans-atlantic slave trade. The Graduate Certificate in Maritime History is designed for those who want to supplement their studies with a maritime focus. It offers students an innovative introduction to maritime affairs and its global historical dynamics. The certificate program is open to current MA candidates or students already possessing an MA in History. Current MA candidates should apply to the Graduate Program Director for permission to pursue the course of study for the certificate. Students already possessing an MA in History should contact the Graduate Program Director in the Department of History to be advised on admissions and applications procedures.
The Graduate Certificate in Maritime History offers candidates the unique opportunity to develop a thematic focus during their graduate education. Due to the inter-/transdisciplinary approach of maritime history as an academic discipline, the program will provide students with methods and tools beyond the standard tools of the historian that are usable not only in maritime history, but a wide range of other fields as well. In particular, the certificate offers further training to bridge the gap between the humanities and the natural sciences.
The program offers a unique opportunity for cooperation with international researchers during graduate education, including the International Maritime History Association (IMHA) and the multiple departments studying maritime affairs and oceanic sciences across ODU. The program also provides opportunities for internships with leading maritime museums around the globe.
The seminar explores recent maritime historiography and demonstrates how maritime history presents unique understandings of human history and also works within or redefines broader historical constructs. Students will analyze sources related to specific topics of maritime history.
Students entering the Certificate program in Maritime History should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
For current MA candidates, the certificate will be awarded at the time of graduation on certification of the completion of requirements by the graduate program director in accordance with the policies of the University Registrar. For those already holding the MA in History, who are completing the certificate beyond the degree, the certificate will be awarded on completion of the 12 hours of required coursework as certified by the graduate program director in accordance with the policies and procedures of the University Registrar.
Students pursuing the Graduate Certificate are subject to all GPA and other requirements and policies of the department, college and university applicable to students pursuing a degree in the MA in History program.
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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