History, MA

Designed for students who want to become historians, develop academic skills to prepare for careers in public history, or archiving or prepare for PhD programs. The program will also enhance the professional development of secondary education teachers.

Learning about the past in an exciting endeavor. It also involves more than just telling stories. Professional historians use archives and the work of other scholars to develop their own understanding of the past. They research, analyze, and offer original interpretations of the past in rigorous and clearly-written work. As graduate students in history, you will do the same. The Master's degree in History is structured to introduce students to these critical tasks.