Graduate Program in History

Degrees are offered in Early US, Modern US, Latin America, Asia, US & World, and Europe. Small seminars comprise the bulk of course work for both M.A. and Ph.D. candidates to provide maximum interaction between faculty and students. Students may also design special courses with individual professors and take a limited number of advanced undergraduate courses.

The University of Connecticut is an institution large enough to provide variety but small enough to ensure quality. It offers a faculty committed to teaching and research, a graduate research library of 2.3 million books and periodicals, and a location in an attractive rural setting convenient to the major research and population centers of the Northeast.

Available Degree Programs

Masters of Arts
The master’s program is designed to give general training at the graduate level in preparation for doctoral study or work in schools, government service, law, or the private sector. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 21 credits in history above the freshman level and a “B” average in those courses.
We offer both a Terminal MA and an Extra Degree Track MA/Ph.D.

Doctor of Philosophy
The doctorate is offered in Medieval European, Early Modern and Modern European, United States, and Latin American history with supporting areas in the History of Science and in Ancient, Asian, African, and Middle Eastern history. Supporting work in other disciplines is recommended. Applicants must demonstrate sufficient previous coursework in History at either the Bachelors or Masters level. All applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence, ability in writing historical prose, and preparation in a foreign language.