Graduate Student Handbook

The Department of History offers MA and PhD programs that prepare students for careers in teaching, in historical research, and in archives, museums, historical societies, historic preservation agencies, libraries, and government. Its courses cover a wide array of geographically, chronologically, and thematically defined topics.

At the master’s level, the Department offers four options:

  • a general degree in History;
  • a specialization in Public History, for those interested in areas such as museum work, archival administration, and historic preservation, with an intensive multi-disciplinary option in historic preservation;
  • a coordinated Master’s program in History and Library and Information Studies; and
  • a specialization in Urban Historical Studies for students who intend to pursue a PhD in Urban Studies.