Ranked among the nation's top graduate programs in history by U.S. News and World Report


History Graduate Studies

The Department of History offers a Ph.D. and Master of Arts in History. The Master's program has two separate tracks: a traditional Master of Arts degree that develops academic skills and knowledge, and a Museum Studies concentration that trains students in these academic skills and for a career in museums and historic sites.

Hands-on Experiences

Our graduate programs provide broad and diverse training for our students for careers in the field of history. We emphasize hands-on experiences in the classroom with teaching and teaching assistant opportunities in the community where students work as interns at historical sites and museums.


Individual mentoring is also a hallmark of our program. Students in all of our programs work closely with professors on individual and group research projects, and receive personalized mentoring as they prepare to teach at the college level or work in the public history field. Our classes are small, generally between 10-15 students, and all of the graduate students have the opportunity to take classes together and learn from each other.


Our graduate program is affordable compared to the national market. All of our Ph.D. students are given financial support with full tuition waivers for both in-state and out-of-state students, and significant stipends to defray living expenses. Competitive grants and fellowships are available on a merit basis to M.A. students to enhance their financial packages while completing the program. More than 70% of our current Master's students receive institutional support. For those who do pay tuition, the tuition rate for in-state students at UNCG is among the most affordable in the nation. UNCG consistently ranks among the top national universities for affordability and best value.

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