Boasting an energetic faculty that has achieved national and international recognition for its research, the Department of History at Northeastern University offers three programs of graduate study.
- The M.A. Program with a Concentration in World History focuses on global approaches to historical analysis in research and teaching.
- The M.A Program with a Concentration in Public History is geared toward students who wish to work in historical organizations.
- The Doctoral Program emphasizes world history as a primary field of study. The department has particular strengths in empire, legal, environmental, digital and public history, and welcomes applications from prospective students interested in these fields.
- Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities
- Graduate Certificate in Public History
- Other CSSH Graduate Certificates
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The M.A. with a concentration in world history provides training to students who translate their Northeastern degrees into rewarding careers or admission to leading doctoral programs in history. The M.A. with a concentration in public history prepares students for careers in museum and archives, historical sites, and history education.
The department’s M.A. programs emphasize close mentoring of students, training in a range of research methods and methodologies, and practical experience gained through fieldwork or co-ops in the Boston area. Students also can take advantage of research opportunities offered by the wealth of archives and libraries in the Boston area.
Most of our MA students in history earn certificates in digital humanities, urban studies and other fields while at Northeastern, developing new skills, exploring their interdisciplinary interests, and generating exciting new scholarship. Working alongside PhD students and faculty, our MA students connect past and present, conducting archival research, engaging with leading scholars in the field, and attending departmental events.
For complete information on the requirements for and policies in the graduate degree programs, please consult the following link:
For a complete guide to the Department’s Graduate Programs, please reference our 2023-24 Resource Guide:
Requirements And Policies
History Department Graduate Regulations 2019 – 2020 (Detailed) UPDATED FEBRUARY 25, 2020
(Please note that some PlusOne Program details have been updated since publication. See the PlusOne section of our website for more details.)
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