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History Building

Dept. 3198

1000 E. University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-5101

Fax: 307-766-5192

Email: uwhistory@uwyo.edu

History Department

University of Wyoming


Life as a Graduate Student

M.A. students in the History Program engage in many different learning and professionalization activities, all designed to help them develop scholarly skills.


Graduate student reading a book

The Thesis

"Studying history at UW gave me access to an incredibly dedicated group of scholars who provided an unparalleled level of mentorship." - UW Alumni

Writing the thesis is a core experience of the History M.A. Program. Each student crafts their thesis in consultation with their main advisor, and each thesis is held to the highest standards of historical  scholarship.

Past theses are located here

Scholarly Conferences

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History M.A. students are strongly encouraged to present their research at scholarly conferences. The History Department offers multiple funding opportunities to facilitate graduate students' conference travel. Wyoming M.A. students routinely present at graduate and professional conferences throughout the region and beyond. 
Graduate students smiling

Seminars

Graduate seminars provide M.A. students with a critical scholarly foundation. Seminars create space for intellectual exchange with peers in the program and beyond. Students take seminars from faculty in many areas of specialization, gaining broad appreciation for historical methodologies and theoretical frameworks. 

"My time at UW was one of the most important experiences of my life. I had the immense privilege of working with faculty and graduate students of extremely high caliber. I still keep in touch with my cohort and my mentors, and consider my time in the UW History Department to be a valuable component of my growth as a scholar and a person." - UW Alumni

Graduate Assistantships

The History M.A. program offers full-time funding opportunities for graduate students as Graduate Assistants. Graduate Assistants gain valuable teaching experience in core History courses and contribute vitally to undergraduate student learning.

student in the ahc

Archival Research

M.A. students conduct intensive research for their thesis projects, typically in the summer following their first year of coursework. The History Department offers funding opportunities to facilitate travel, accommodations, and other archival costs.

"Having access to the resources at the American Heritage Center and the funding available to travel to several other archives, allowed for me to develop critical research skills." - UW alumni

American Heritage Center

Department Events

The History Department hosts events designed to give students opportunities to present their work, to learn about ongoing faculty research, to network with scholars from other universities, and to learn essential skills.

Graduate student meeting faculty

Areas of Study

History M.A. students have the opportunity to work with multiple faculty members whose expertise spans the globe. Students are encouraged to develop comparative and global knowledge of history and to work closely with faculty.


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History Building

Dept. 3198

1000 E. University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-5101

Fax: 307-766-5192

Email: uwhistory@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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