Congratulations UMass History Class of 2024

Congratulations, Graduates!


The history department warmly congratulates the 2024 BA, MA, PhD and Public History graduates on your truly remarkable accomplishments! We wish you joy and luck in all your future endeavors.

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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.

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The MA and PhD Programs

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

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The Public History Program

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.

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Summer 2024 Online Classes

During the summer of 2024, the UMass History Department is offering 12 online classes, each of which fulfills one or more UMass general education requirements. Classes are open to UMass students and the general public. Join us!