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  • History at UMass



    Situated in the Pioneer Valley, the Department of History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is dedicated to cultivating students' critical abilities, as well as their skills in core historical methodologies and analytical writing.

  • The UMass Amherst/Five College Graduate Program in History



    The UMass/Five College program grants graduate students access to the exceptional resources of five campuses to provide professional training that combines intellectual breadth and historical focus.

  • Major in History



    History majors work closely with our nationally recognized faculty to explore the past in all its intricacies, while developing the ability to think critically and to write and speak eloquently.

  • Public History



    The Public History Program at UMass Amherst aims to train graduate students to work on historical projects with a broad range of audiences and institutions, as well as to prepare them for entry level positions in museums, archives, historic preservation agencies and many other places that engage the insights and methods of historians.

  • Community Engagement



    Faculty and students in the Department of History are committed to community engagement, through public events, continuing education programs, online classes, engaged scholarship, and community-based history projects. 

Professor Emily Redman: "I Love the Flu"

February 13, 2017

Professor Emily Redman: "I Love the Flu" Check out this new article from UMass History Department Professor Emily Redman for Fugitive Leaves, a blog for the Historical Medical Library of the Colleg...

Professor Barbara Krauthamer: "Even before sanctuary cities, here’s how black Americans protected fugitive slaves"

February 07, 2017

Check out this new aticle from Professor Barbara Krauthamer for theconversation.com! "Even before sanctuary cities, here's how black Americans protected fugitive slaves" In the 19th century, slaveh...

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Michael Nicholson '16

At UMass, Mike was a History and Political Science Dual Degree Student, in addition to working toward Departmental Honors in History, Departmental Honors in Political Science, Multidisciplinary Honors, and two undergraduate certificates in International Relations and Public Policy and Administration. He returned to UMass in Fall 2016 as a graduate student in the one-year Accelerated Master's of Public Policy Program at the UMass School of Public Policy.

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