• Overview
  • Broaden your historical lens.

    The ability to view and understand the world through a historical lens is a skill valued in many professions.

    In this program, you will further develop your historical perspective through the advanced study and research of the human experience over centuries, continents and cultures.

    You may focus your graduate studies on the history of modern Europe, modern United States, or North American West (including the Pacific Northwest). Other program strengths include the history of race and ethnicity, Native American cultures, Latin American cultures, labor, gender, religion, politics and international relations.

    Students may choose a non-thesis option or a thesis option. A Ph.D. in Historical Archaeology is also available.

  • Degree Fit
  • This program could be a good fit if you:
    • Are passionate about history
    • Want to gain valuable research experiences
    • Are a strong writer and critical thinker
    • Consider the study of history a lifelong pursuit
    • Enjoy an intellectual challenge
  • Career Outcomes
  • With this degree, you could become a/an:
    • Teacher at the high school or junior college level
    • University professor (Ph.D. required)
    • Public or corporate historian
    • Archivist
    • Intelligence analyst
    • Historic preservation specialist
    • Museum curator
    • International business consultant
    • Independent researcher
    • Political analyst or consultant
    • Editor or publisher
    • Lobbyist
    • Writer