Location: Merwin Hall
Phone: (239) 590-7417
Florida Gulf Coast University
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
Since its inception in the fall of 2007, graduate study in history at Florida Gulf Coast University has quickly developed into a well-rounded and flexible academic program that offers students a wide-ranging variety of options in pursuit of the M.A. degree. Our greatest strength is in U.S. history, but we also offer courses of study in Latin American and Caribbean history, medieval Europe, modern Europe, Asia, and public history. Some of the other features that set us apart from other programs include an accomplished group of graduate faculty, the opportunity to apply for admission to either the fall or spring semester, course schedules that accommodate evening and part-time study, support for student participation in local and regional history conferences, and comparatively low tuition. As part of the course of study we have both a non-thesis option, and a thesis option designed to suit the needs of students planning to apply to a Ph.D. program after graduating from FGCU. I invite you to look at the descriptions of courses offered and the accomplishments of some of our current and former graduate students that are highlighted on our Web site. If you are considering graduate school, these links provide some great resources as well as guidance: http://www.historians.org/projects/cge/PhD/Questions.cfm; http://www.historians.org/grads/index.cfm; http://www.historians.org/perspectives/issues/2009/0912/0912gra1.cfm.
Please feel free to email me () if you have any questions.
Graduate Program Leader