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Graduate Programs in History: M.A. & Ph.D.

The Department of History at the University of South Florida in Tampa offers two graduate degree programs. Students may enroll in an enriching program of study, coursework, and directed research leading either to a Master of Arts (M.A.) or a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Areas of specialization cover a number of fields, including Colonial through Modern US, US in the World, the Ancient World, Medieval Worlds, Early Modern Worlds, Modern Europe, and Latin America. Our faculty also supports concentrations in thematic fields of research such as gender & sexuality, race & ethnicity, regional history, public history, science & medicine, and comparative empires.

Our Ph.D. program features an innovative model of doctoral education designed to ensure broad interdisciplinary connections with the related fields of Anthropology, English, Geography, Sociology, Political Science, and International Relations.

The department’s faculty creates a dynamic learning environment that fosters close interaction between students and teachers. Our seminar-based curriculum ensures that each student in the graduate program receives individual attention and guidance. We pride ourselves on training students to be scholars and teachers at all levels of education, while also offering preparation for careers outside academia in government agencies, historical societies, libraries, and museums.

For additional information, please contact Graduate Director:  Cornelis Boterbloem, SOC 276,