Prepare for the future by engaging with the past
Earn your master’s degree in History by exploring the breadth and depth of history with an emphasis on historiography. Historiography looks at how different scholars have approached a topic, what sources and methods they used to explore it, if there are any points of contention and how it has been viewed over time.
Master historical content, while learning
- The multiple levels of history
- How history has been communicated
- Skills to analyze historical argument
- Professional development skills
Courses are offered on weekday evenings at the Lincoln Park Campus and the program can be completed in two years.
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Study in a city with a rich and storied past
Take in global history while studying from your Chicago classroom, where you have access to world-class museums, historical libraries and cultural archives. Explore in an urban environment, while studying ancient and modern civilizations. Use Chicago as your gateway to the world—take what you learn in the classroom and visit cultural icons and historic sites.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. You may begin the program in any quarter.
Submit an online application, official transcripts, statement of purpose, writing sample, letters of recommendation and résumé or curriculum vitae.
You’ll take a total of 12 courses, three core courses and nine elective courses.
of 2016 LAS graduates surveyed were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation
of employed 2016 LAS graduates are in a job related to their degree
Study with our faculty of historians
Study with professors like Scott Bucking, who uses his passion for ancient Mediterranean studies to lead archaeological expeditions in Egypt and Israel. Bucking, an associate professor and director of graduate program has earned two Fulbright grants and is DePaul's liaison to the faculty Fulbright Scholar Program.
“As a high school social studies teacher, I knew that enrolling in this program would strengthen my effectiveness in the classroom. My experience in the program surpassed the expectations I had in terms of it strengthening my teaching and content knowledge. My professors were incredibly passionate about their subject matter and the methodology of the field.”
Sanskruti (MA History ’12)
Social studies teacher, Hinsdale Central High School
Alumni who earn their master's degree in History are working in a variety of fields, including teaching and research, business and law, archival and library work, public history and museum work, archaeology, journalism, public service and policy.
Scholarships & Aid
The History department offers two graduate fellowships. Learn more about the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to you.
For more information about applying, contact The Office of Graduate Admission at (773) 325-7315 or email@example.com.
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