Research and Programs

Student Organizations

The History Department offers all of our students opportunities to get involved in history!

The History Club is a student organization open to all Bobcats that seeks to provide an enjoyable, stimulating space for all who share an interest in history.

Phi Alpha Theta is an international history honor society open to all Texas State graduate and undergraduate students, whose mission is to promote the study of history. 

Student Organizations

Associated Programs and Minors

The History Department at Texas State offers numerous opportunities for our student to participate in Study Abroad Programs.  The department regularly hosts two programs, Student Abroad in Chester, U.K. and Study Abroad in India, which occur each summer. 

Additionally, our faculty are pleased to collaborate with other Texas State departments to provide excellent programming opportunities for undergraduate minors in areas such as African American Studies, Peace and Social Justice, and more. 

Associated Programs and Minors
Center for Texas Public History

Center for Texas Public History

The Center for Texas Public History facilitates and conducts research in the field of public history, educates students at the graduate and continuing professional levels, and provides opportunities for local, community, and institutional partnerships in public history.  The center offers students the opportunity to explore career possibilities, to develop individual skills that build on classroom knowledge, to field test theories and methodologies, and to gain experience in areas such as planning, budgeting, grant writing, teamwork, resource management, and contract compliance.

Center for Texas Music History

The Center for Texas Music History works to document, preserve, and celebrate the diverse musical heritage of the Lone Star State. The Center approaches these subjects as an educational endeavor. As a part of Texas State University’s history department, we offer a range of undergraduate courses and develop graduate research in order to train the next generation of music historians. We gather and publish the newest literature on Texas and Southwestern music in our annual Journal of Texas Music History and develop academic monographs, biographies, and oral histories through the John and Robin Dickson Book Series in Texas Music History at Texas A & M University Press.

Center for Texas Music History
Center for the Study of the Southwest

Center for the Study of the SW

The Center for the Study of the Southwest strives to enrich learning about the Greater Southwest through curriculum development, public outreach, and research.

The program engages faculty and students in the richness and diversity of Texas, the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico and gives focus to intercultural studies through examining the region's peoples, institutions, histories, and physical and cultural ecologies.