Florida Studies


The interdisciplinary Florida Studies program is designed to highlight the state’s history and culture, providing students the opportunity to explore a wide range of topics that highlight Florida’s critical role in regional, national, and global affairs.

The Florida Studies Program brings together faculty from History, Geography, Political Science, English, Anthropology, and other disciplines to create an integrated, in-depth exploration of our state’s changing identity.

From environmental policy and resource management to contemporary political challenges and rewriting the state’s colonial history, Florida presents distinctive issues that merit close attention. Students from all disciplines can benefit from Florida Studies courses as they prepare for a wide range of career opportunities, including public history, education, museum studies, land management, and public service. For anyone interested in how our state fits into matters of regional and global significance, this program presents the ideal opportunity to use the State of Florida as a teaching and research laboratory.

Students admitted to the program take graduate classes toward pursuit of a Master of Arts in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Florida Studies. Limited graduate assistantships are available to new and continuing students.

MA Degree Requirements


The Graduate Certificate in Florida Studies is designed for anyone with an interest in Florida’s history, culture or environments. This certificate program consists of a minimum of three courses: one required and two electives.

Graduate Certificate