Graduate Programs

The History Department at the University of Maryland is an excellent place to pursue graduate degrees in a wide variety of fields.  With an outstanding and productive faculty and extraordinary resources on campus and in the Washington DC metropolitan area, the History Department offers three degree programs—the M.A., the Ph.D., and the HiLS program (a dual degree program in History and Library Science).  In addition, students can pursue certificates in historic preservation and museum scholarship. 

The Department offers the M.A. and Ph.D. in a wide range of fields.  We offer especially strong programs in American history, including African-American and American Women’s history, and also in the History of the Middle East, Western and Central Europe, the Ancient Mediterranean, Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Russia and the Soviet Union, Latin America, and in Jewish history.  We also offer exciting new programs in Atlantic history, the African diaspora, international history, and Global Interaction and Exchange.  For more information on all fields of study, click on the “fields of study” tab above.

The 100 students in our three degree programs come from across the nation and abroad, from small liberal arts colleges and major research institutions. Our most recent graduates have found jobs or post doctoral fellowships at such colleges, universities, and institutions as George Washington University, Ohio University, Morgan State University, Iowa State University, the University of Miami, Johns Hopkins University, Bucknell University, Framingham State University, Eastern Michigan University, Claremont-McKenna College, the National Archives and Records Administration, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, American Battle Monuments Commission, and the CIA.  The members of our extended alumni community, numbering over three hundred master of arts and doctoral recipients, work as professional historians throughout the State of Maryland, in a number of United States Government agencies, and at institutions of higher education and historical research across the United States and the globe.