Why USF?

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

The Department of History at the University of South Florida offers a program of study, coursework, and directed research leading to Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in History. Areas of specialization cover a number of geographic regions, including Colonial through Modern US, US in the World, the Ancient World, Medieval and Early Modern Worlds, the Atlantic World, Modern Europe and its empires, and Latin America. Our faculty also supports concentrations in thematic fields of research such as gender & sexuality, race & ethnicity, science & medicine, global and world history, and comparative empires. For those students who seek to expand their skills beyond the traditional approaches and methodologies of academic history, our department offers students access to cutting-edge training in digital humanities as well as opportunities to learn the practices and methodologies of public history.

Our curriculum encourages broad interdisciplinary connections with the related fields of Anthropology, English, Art History, Classics, 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, among many other possible careers.

For additional information, please contact Graduate Director Darcie Fontaine.