The History Department offers MA and PhD programs of study in a wide range of fields. MA areas of concentration include U.S., Canadian, European, and East Asian history; environmental history; the history of labor, technology, and immigration; women’s history; international history; the history of cartography; and spatial and digital history. The PhD program specializes in U.S. history, Canadian-American history (including borderland studies), and international history.

Course requirements 

MA, thesis option: 30 credit hours of coursework in History, including HTY 647, a 600-level research seminar, a 500 and/or 600-level course outside of the student’s research area, Responsible Conduct Research, 5 thesis credits from HTY 699, and at least 15 credits (normally 5 courses) drawn from graduate and advanced undergraduate courses.

MA, non-thesis option: 30 credit hours of coursework in History, with at least 24 credits (normally 8 courses) at the graduate level. In lieu of the thesis, students in this program take two additional 600-level seminars and must pass a comprehensive oral examination covering their coursework.

PhD: PhD candidates will normally enter the program having completed an MA in History or a related discipline, though other advanced degrees will be considered.

Degrees offered: PhD, MA

Program Format: On Campus

Application deadline: January 15 / October 15

Test Required: None

Contact: Anne Knowles

Contact Email: anne.knowles@maine.edu

Program Website: History

Accelerated Program Information for UMaine Undergraduates

Major Pathways: History Major

Accelerated Program Deadline:

February 1st of junior year (completed 60-100 credits)