M.A. in History

The Department of History at the University of South Florida offers M.A. applicants an enriching program of study, coursework, and directed research. A master's degree in History can prepare students for a variety of careers in the public and private sectors where research, critical thinking, and writing skills are especially important.

The M.A. in History at USF offers four Concentrations (major fields):

  • History of the Americas
  • World History to 1500
  • World History since 1500
  • Digital Humanities and Public History

These concentrations, along with minor fields in thematic areas such as gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, and material culture, correspond with the expertise of our faculty, who aim to provide rigorous training in historical analysis and research to our students.

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Darcie Fontaine

Graduate Academic Program Specialist: Ruth Borrero

graduate catalog

Prospective and current students should refer to the USF Graduate Catalog of the year they entered the program (or the current year for prospective students) for information on admissions requirements, degree requirements, and university policies related to graduate study.

For admissions requirements specific to the USF History Department, please see our Admissions page as well as the USF History M.A. Catalog page.

For information on the requirements for each specific History Concentration, please refer to the USF History M.A. Catalog.

program manuals 

Information about policies and procedures for the M.A. program is contained within the History Department M.A. Program Manual.

University and department policies and procedures related to diversity, inclusion, sexual harassment, and disability accommodations are included in the History Department Diversity Manual.