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The University of Akron
Department of History
Arts and Sciences 216
Akron, OH 44325-1902

Graduate Programs

The History Department welcomes a small class of new M.A. and Ph.D. students each August, many of whom hold appointments as graduate assistants. Our program’s size ensures individualized attention and considerable flexibility in designing one’s plan of study. Faculty and graduate students meet regularly for conversations about historical research and about the craft of teaching history.

Incoming graduate students will find faculty mentors practicing history in diverse fields. The department's thematic strengths—which include gender, race, military history, and transnational history—complement our temporal and geographic range. Students graduate prepared to pursue careers in academia, public history, government, and many other fields.


Fields of Study

M.A. Fields

  • Ancient
  • Medieval
  • Europe, Renaissance to 1750
  • Europe, 1750 to present
  • America to 1877
  • United States since 1877
  • History of Science
  • Public History
  • World History
  • Comparative Non-Western History

Ph.D. Fields

  • Ancient
  • Medieval
  • Europe, Renaissance to 1815
  • Europe, 1750 to present
  • America to 1877
  • United States since 1877
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • South Asia
  • Africa
  • East Asia
  • History of Science
  • Public History
  • World History

Degree Programs:

Master of Arts»
Doctor of Philosophy»

Certificate Programs:

Middle Eastern Studies»
Asian Studies»

Resources:

M.A. Manual»
Ph.D. Manual»
Graduate Bulletin»
Faculty Directory»
R.W. Little Fellowship»

About Our Students:

Alumni Placement»
Recent Dissertations»

More Information:

Graduate Director:
Prof. Martha Santos
Department of History
(330) 972-2686
Email Prof. Santos»