History

Offered through a formal collaboration between the history departments of the University of Massachusetts and Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith colleges, the graduate program in History offers you a broad grounding as well as deep specialization. You’ll select a major area of concentration—generally defined by a time and place (e.g., the U.S. before the Civil War)—and pursue study in two additional fields that explore other parts of the world and/or thematic areas like public history, cultural history, and political history. This program is particularly suited to those with interests in women’s history, public history, Latin American history, and the history of the United States, as well as European history, the history of science and technology, and the history of the Pacific World.