The Department of History offers graduate work leading to the Master of Arts degree. The program involves 36 hours of course work (roughly 12 courses), with flexibility in terms of specialization and focus.
Students may opt for
(1) a traditional Masters in History, for which they write a thesis,
(2) a Masters in Public History, for which they complete a public history internship/project, or
(3) a combination of both of these tracks.
The department offers graduate work in regional fields encompassing the United States, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Russia, and the Middle East, as well as thematic offerings in gender history, borderlands, environmental history, political economy, among others. In addition, the department provides graduate preparation in broad thematic fields that are comparative and interdisciplinary in approach (for more information, please see the Graduate Thematic Areas page).