The Masters Program in History at Miami University prepares students to become professional historians in a wide range of fields. It is deliberately selective and flexible. Our excellent faculty provide students with rigorous training in the historian’s skills, historiography, and theoretical reflection, while encouraging them to develop and pursue their own interests. Students become part of a dynamic intellectual community, within the department and beyond. Thus they benefit from opportunities offered by the Humanities Center, the Havighurst Center for Russian & Post-Soviet Studies, interdisciplinary programs such as American Studies and Women’s Studies, our overseas language programs, and strong humanities departments.
Our students are also trained to be educators. Most receive funding through teaching assistantships, while others take advantage of assistantships or internships elsewhere in the university. We take pride in offering our assistants extensive pedagogical preparation and guidance, and introducing them to Miami’s engaged teaching culture. Our graduates have gone on to competitive doctoral programs and to academic positions around the country; or they have entered careers in teaching, public history, library science, and university administration.