History

Our understanding of history is in a perpetual state of flux. We are constantly raising new questions about the past and exploring innovative approaches to addressing complex problems. In our Master of Arts in History program you will learn to interpret sources and analyze different perspectives.

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Prepare for the future by examining the past

Through an individualized course of study, you will gain a broad understanding of diverse eras and places and deepen your knowledge of specialized historical topics. We combine coursework with strong faculty mentoring in areas like American history, modern Europe, East Asia and the Middle East, global and comparative history, women and gender, maritime history, the Atlantic world, memory studies and public history. You will also have access to a vibrant array of historic sites and manuscript collections that surround our Boston campus.

Pursuing either a Master's in history or a dual degree in history/teaching or history/archives management, our students are well prepared for careers in education, research, archives management, librarianship, curation and various other forms of public history.

Ready to take the next step? We'll guide you through the requirements and deadlines — and get you started on your way.

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We offer a variety of options for funding your education.

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Alumnae/i Feature

As a history graduate student, I became part of a close-knit group comprised of both fellow students and professors.

Our Faculty

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Sarah Leonard

  • Associate Professor and Acting Chair, Department of Critical Race, Gender and Cultural Studies
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Stephen Ortega

  • Associate Professor and Dir. of the Graduate Program in History/Archives Management