The Department of History offers master’s and doctoral programs in national, comparative, and transnational fields, including the history of Africa, African diaspora, Atlantic world, East Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, and United States. There are joint Ph.D. programs in French History, through the Institute of French Studies; in Hebrew and Judaic studies and History, through the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies; and in History and Middle Eastern studies, with the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. Students may choose to emphasize comparative or thematic approaches, either within their areas of specialization or as a second field.
The faculty is large, diverse, and distinguished. Their interests cover the spectrum of historical research, and no methodological or historiographical approach is favored or excluded. Though the graduate programs are built around colloquia and seminars within the department, they often include distinguished faculty from affiliated departments.
MA in History
- History of Women and Gender
- World History
- Archives and Public History
- Accelerated MA/BA Program History
- MA/JD Dual Degree Program
PhD in History
- History Doctoral Program
- Joint Program in History-French Studies
- Joint Program in History-Hebrew & Judaic Studies
- Joint Program in History-Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
- History PhD/JD Dual Degree Program