Graduate Program

The University of Maine 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. Graduate students also organize conferences and other events through the HGSA.

Course requirements 

MA, thesis option: 30 credit hours of course work in History, with 5 thesis credits and at least 25 credits (normally 9 courses) drawn from graduate and advanced undergraduate courses.

MA, non-thesis option: 30 credit hours of course work 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 course work.

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.

Full Details

Application deadlines

October 15 – for spring semester admissions

January 15 – for fall semester admissions