Modern Europe

The strengths of the graduate program in Modern European history at the University of Maryland, College Park, include a distinguished faculty offering a variety of approaches together with the remarkable resources of the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

The Department offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Modern and Contemporary (post-1945) Europe.  We are especially strong in Modern, and Contemporary Germany; Modern and Contemporary France; Modern Britain; Spanish and British Colonialism; Modern and Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, especially the Habsburg Monarchy and Poland; Imperial Russia, the Soviet Union, and Eurasia; Jewish history; the Ottoman Empire; the history of Roman Catholicism; European military history; and women in Britain and France. 

Graduate students in Modern European history have won prestigious fellowships, including the Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Fellowship and the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies Dissertation Fellowship.  Our graduates go on to academic jobs at such universities as George Washington University, Ohio University, and Framingham State University, and to jobs in government agencies including the National Archives, the State Department, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Defense Intelligence Agency.