The Department of History offers degrees in at both the master’s and doctoral levels. In addition to the regular master’s degree program, the department offers a special program designed to meet the needs of current and future middle and high school teachers, which leads to the Master of Arts in the Teaching of History (MAT). Students must select one of the following major fields for the MA and PhD: Africa; China; early modern Europe; modern Europe; Great Britain; Eastern Europe; Russia and Eurasia; South Asia; Latin America; the Middle East; and Colonial America and the United States. Each major field is further subdivided into minor fields; there are more than 60 minor fields available. Consult the department’s list of major and minor graduate exam fields for more information.

Two departmental concentrations are available to MA (doctoral track) and PhD students: a concentration in Work, Race, and Gender in the Urban World, and a concentration in Encounters, Ethnographies, and Empires. The Department of History also participates in five interdepartmental concentrations: Black StudiesGender and Women’s Studies, Latin American and Latino StudiesCentral and Eastern European Studies, and Museum and Exhibition Studies.