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History is a popular major for undergraduates at UWM. As one of the campus’ larger majors with approximately 200 majors and minors in any given year, you can expect to be among peers who share your passion and enthusiasm and have access to faculty who will help you reach your academic goals. Our alumni successfully pursue careers in a wide range of professions, including law, public/government service, library science, primary and secondary education, museum curation or administration, journalism, marketing, archival work, fundraising, community organization, and more.

At the graduate level, we offer both the MA and the PhD. Our MA program offers a general degree in history, a specialization in public history or urban historical studies, or a coordinated degree in both history and library/information science in collaboration with UWM’s College of Community Engagement & Professions. Our programs prepare students for career entry or career advancement in research, teaching, archival work, museum curation or administration, historical societies or preservation agencies, libraries, and government. A vibrant graduate student association brings renown speakers to campus and engages in networking and community activities.

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UW-Milwaukee Facts

Degrees Awarded4,9932022–2023
Students Who Are39%First-Generation Students