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Robyn Muncy 2023 Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year
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History Students Sweep 2023 Undergraduate Research Awards
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UMD Department of History Newsletter
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Rob Chiles Wins Teaching Award
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History Major Wins UMD Honors Thesis Award
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Welcome to the Department of History at the University of Maryland
The Department of History at the University of Maryland embraces the diversity of the human past with a global vision and a variety of methods of inquiry. Our fifty faculty form a community of accomplished scholars whose specialties examine cultures across the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, and whose chronologies stretch from antiquity to the late modern. Maryland’s professors also explore the history of the natural sciences, the environment, and the economy. Both our undergraduate and graduate students consequently benefit from a curriculum enriched by the many questions our faculty pose of the past.
Interested in History undergraduate programs?
In addition to a BA in History, the Department of History at the University of Maryland offers a History Minor; Middle East Studies Minor; East Asian Studies Certificate; and Immigration and Migration Studies Transcript Notation. Get information on advising, major requirements, and more through the links below.
Graduate Studies in History at UMD
In addition to the PhD and MA in History, the Department of History offers a dual-degree in history and library science (HiLS) MA, a dual-degree in history and historic preservation (HiHP) MA as well as certificates in historic preservation and museum scholarship and material culture. Learn more about these programs, or find information relevant to current students through the links.
Department of History Faculty
The more than 50 faculty members in the Department of History at the University of Maryland conduct research, publish, and teach in a wide range of geographic, cultural, and thematic fields of historical study. Many are also engaged in taking academic history to public venues.
Search People (Department of History directory) in the links below to learn about individual faculty members.
Department of History Alumni, whether with the PhD, MA, HiLS MA, HiHP MA, or BA, go on to work in a wide variety of fields. Students in history learn how to think critically, analyze and prioritize information, and turn research into writing. Our Alumni are an important part of our community who demonstrate that degrees in History are useful and productive. Let's stay in touch!
Research & Innovation
Dig into Historical Research
Research in the Department of History at the University of Maryland encompasses a wide range of activities and results.
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Fields of Graduate Research
Graduate students in the Department of History at the University of Maryland engage in research across several fields of historical study that include a range of cultural, geographic, and thematic areas. Research interests of outstanding faculty in the Department of History firmly anchor these fields of study for graduate students. Graduate students are able to conduct research on campus and in the region, as well as around the US and the world.Learn more about Research Fields for Graduate Study
Opportunities for Historical Research
The Department of History at the University of Maryland is located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, immediately adjacent to the nation's capital. The University of Maryland Libraries rank in the Top 10 nationwide for archives and preservation, digital librarianship, and information systems and curate a number of archives and collections important to historians and other researchers. UMD is also a matchless starting point for accessing a large number of unparalleled research archives, collections, libraries, and museums that are valuable resources for graduate students and visiting scholars.Learn more about Research Opportunities