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Department of History|College of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Studies

Welcome to the History Department's graduate studies page. The History Department offers a Master of Arts (MA) degree. Faculty offer courses in a wide range of geographical, chronological, theoretical, interdisciplinary, and comparative fields. While the department has particular strength in United States, U.S. Western, and Native American history, it also covers the history of Modern Europe, Latin America, Central Asia, the Middle East, and China, as well as key themes in social, cultural and global history. A complete list of faculty research interests and graduate seminars can be found at:

What You Can Expect

While in the program you can expect:

  • a close collegial relationship with faculty

  • a helpful relationship with staff

  • a close collegial relationship with other graduate students

  • a up-to-date and rigorous program of study

  • for TAs, an opportunity to teach your own discussion sections with responsibility for carrying forward the Department’s undergraduate teaching mission

Once you complete the program, you can expect:

  • to produce written work that incorporates consideration of the relevant historiography along with the theory that informs it

  • to construct original historical arguments based on primary source material research

  • to demonstrate a superior quality of writing both in terms of mechanics and in developing an argument effectively

  • to be competitive in applying for doctoral programs and other employment that requires focused research and writing skills


Graduate students in the program benefit from the availability of graduate assistantships that provide teaching experience as well as funding for research and conference travel. In conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences, the International Studies Program, and outside sources, the Department also offers funding for summer research.

The American Heritage Center

The American Heritage Center, an archival repository and research center of international significance with particular strengths in U.S. popular culture, Western history, and international energy development, offers a wealth of research opportunities.

After the MA

Graduate History training at UW prepares students for entrance into Ph.D. programs in History and related fields and for careers in education.

Interested? More Information

For more specific information about the program, please visit "Some Things to Consider" and "Application Guidelines" on this page. The program accepts applicants for full-time study beginning each fall semester with a completed application deadline of February 1.


For further information on the program please contact Dr. Jeffrey Means, Graduate Committee Chair or by phone at (307) 766-3198. For information on the admissions process, please consult the University of Wyoming Admissions web site.

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Some Things to Consider Before Applying

Graduate work involves a significant investment of time, energy, and money, which makes it, like all important life decisions, something that is most successful when thought about and planned for in advance. Here are a few things to think about as you consider applying to the UW History graduate program.

Application Guidelines

If you're ready to apply, here are some guidelines to help you through the process.

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