Why get a master’s degree in history?
With an M.A. in history, you’ll gain an advanced understanding of how societies, cultures, economics, politics, science and arts of the past have shaped today’s world. Our Master of Arts degree is highly flexible, so you can tailor your program to meet your needs. Our faculty are experts in a wide range of times, places and subjects, with particular strengths in cultural history, women's history, military history, the history of religion, Atlantic history, and the history of science and technology. In this graduate program, you’ll be trained in methods of historical research and writing that will prepare you for a professional career or advanced studies.
Why choose UNH for your history degree?
UNH’s internationally recognized history faculty have won some of the most important prizes in the profession, including the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and Fulbright fellowships, as well as many teaching excellence awards. Surveys of scholarly productivity among faculty at comparable research universities have placed us among the top 20% of history departments nationwide. In addition, the department offers lecture series that bring in visiting scholars, as well as the Rutman Distinguished Lecture Series on the American Presidency, which focuses on American political history, emphasizing the modern and historical context of the American presidency.
Potential career areas
- Human resources
- International relations
- Media relations
- Museum administration