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University of Massachusetts Amherst

History Department

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Contact us:

History Dept., Herter Hall Room 612
University of Massachusetts
161 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-9312

Tel. 413.545.1330
Fax. 413.545.6137

Student Opportunities and Resources

Departmental Prizes for Undergraduates
The History department is proud to award a number of scholarship prizes to outstanding History majors every year. Although some prizes are awarded via paper contests, most prizes are awarded by the department based on academic merit. Faculty members meet to elect students with the highest scores in the department at the end of the year; students need not submit documentation to the faculty.

University Writing Center
The Writing Center offers walk-in assistance to writers in all UMass courses. See the web page for hours and more details.
The History Department's writing resource page has other useful resources.

Applying to Graduate School
Thinking about graduate school in history? Not sure what it involves? Check out these online resources.

Employment Resources

Wondering what to do with your BA in History? Click here for more information from the American History Association.
Government Opportunities
Teaching Abroad
American Historical Association : Jobs & Careers

Why Study History?