Boasting an energetic faculty that has achieved national and international recognition for its research, the Department of History at Northeastern University offers three programs of graduate study.
Recently, the American Historical Association Committee on Graduate Education cited Northeastern’s World History Program as being “in the vanguard of these studies.”
Each of the two M.A. concentrations provides training to students who translate their Northeastern degrees into rewarding careers in teaching or into admission to leading doctoral programs in history throughout the country. The M.A. with a concentration in public history has achieved special recognition as one of the best of its kind nationally, preparing students for careers in museum and archives administration, historical preservation, editing, and in public history filmmaking and media.
In all areas, the department emphasizes close mentoring of students, training in a range of research methods and methodologies, and practical experience in teaching. Graduate students participate actively in the Department of History Seminar, where they, along with faculty, are invited to present their research. Benefiting from Northeastern’s location in Boston, students can take advantage of multiple research opportunities offered by a wealth of archives and libraries in the Boston area.
Candidates for the MA degree must demonstrate reading competence in one foreign language.
Graduate students are encouraged to participate in the Northeastern Global History Seminar, a speaker series held on campus each spring. Students are also welcome to attend talks and conferences at Harvard University, Boston University and other area institutions. Graduate students in history may choose to enroll in courses in the Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies, of which Northeastern is a founding member.
For complete information on requirements for and policies in the graduate degree programs, please consult the following booklets:
(Please note that some PlusOne Program details have been updated since publication. See the PlusOne section of our website for more details.)