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.