As a department, we endeavor to challenge our graduate students, to inspire them to engage thoughtfully with the past, to help them develop critical skills in analysis and research, and to nurture facility with writing and public speaking that will enable them to share their own work with scholarly and popular audiences. The Graduate Program stirs the intellectual life of the department, fueling a creative dynamic among students and faculty alike that enriches our community and our larger mission of creative scholarship and teaching.
Since 1996, our students have received over 160 grants, awards, and fellowships for individual research, including a number of Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays fellowships. They have presented at professional conferences in the U.S., Canada, England, Spain, Germany, Mexico and the Netherlands.
The Department of History has 30 ranked faculty members that teach and mentor on average 100 graduate students. Within our subfields, students engage in research in Labor History, the History of Sexuality, Social and Cultural History, as well as Political and Economic, and Diplomatic History.
The department is also affiliated with several campus research centers.
Director of Graduate Studies: Katherine Morrissey