Graduate Programs

Thank you for visiting the home page of the graduate program in history at the University of Maryland, the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland.

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 in museum scholarship. For more details on all these programs, click on the “Programs” tab on the left of this page.

We offer the M.A. and Ph.D. in a wide range of fields.  We are especially strong 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 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.

The College of Arts and Humanities provides much helpful information about graduate school policies, campus and College resources, professional development, and fellowship opportunities for graduate students in all departments in the College.  To locate this information go to

Professor Ahmet Karamustafa, Director of Graduate Studies -

Jodi Hall, Program Coordinator -