We are committed to providing a rigorous, top quality education for the next generation of scholars. Whether they end up pursuing careers in academia, public history, secondary education, government and cultural organizations, publishing, or other fields, we prepare our students with the research, analytical, and writing skills necessary for today's market. Students read deeply in their fields while learning to create new knowledge by asking their own questions about the past, engaging in primary research, analyzing their findings, and communicating their conclusions artfully and persuasively.

Why Choose History?

Historical inquiry helps us to understand our past and ourselves. History majors develop the ability to analyze, think critically, and write and read with precision and skill – all highly sought traits in today's market.

Become a Historian

With cutting edge research fields and excellent faculty mentors, graduate study in the Department of History will make you a historian in your own right. 

Doing History

Our faculty and students are active forces in the historical profession, helping to break new ground and answer critical new questions.

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