Hone your skills in analysis and research, while expanding your knowledge and developing scholarship in a concentrated area of history.
About the Program
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.
See the M.A./Ph.D. Graduate Handbook
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.
We have 26 ranked faculty members that teach and mentor around 60 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 history.
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We offer both a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. program for students who already have a master's degree.
Our curriculum reflects the diversity and depth of history across the globe. It covers a variety of disciplines and topics ranging from environmental to civil, to even social, histories. Depending on your interests, you can concentrate your coursework in one of five different fields:
- Early European History
- Modern European History
- United States History
- Latin American History
- Asian History
We will prepare you for both academic careers and professional opportunities in a variety of environments, including museums, archives, libraries, educational institutes, the corporate sector, and more. Possibilities include:
Progress to the Ph.D Program
We encourage M.A. graduates with strong passion and interest to apply to our Ph.D program.
Director of Graduate Studies:
David Ortiz, Jr.