History, M.A.


Our Master of Arts in history offers excellent training in research and writing skills. Students may concentrate their studies on any area of American, European, or World history, provided they choose an appropriate faculty member to serve as a main advisor for their subject.


  • Ranked among the nation’s top graduate programs in history by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Students work directly with faculty mentors who are world-renowned scholars in their fields. 


  • Masters students create their own fields of study based on their individual areas of interest. In consultation with faculty, students will form a three member committee with faculty who specialize in three areas or time periods of history. One of these faculty members from the History Department will serve as the student’s main advisor.
  • Students are required to take 30 hours and are expected to pass a language proficiency examination or take an extra three hours of course work in either their major or minor.


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Program Details

Degree Type: Master's

College/School: College of Arts and Sciences

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: In Person

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Dr. Jill Bender
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of History