Historians study the past, in all of its complexity, to better understand our contemporary world and the forces that created it. When students understand the past, they recognize their power to shape the present and the future.

With a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in history, the Department of History’s graduate program offers excellent preparation for a variety of rewarding and socially valuable careers in business and academia, empowering students to shape their own future. The department also collaborates on three dual MA programs with the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Department of Religious Studies.