Students at Spring 2018 Mini-Con

Graduate History students present their research at the annual Mini Conference hosted by the History Department

M.A. in History

What is the Graduate History Program?

Duquesne's Graduate History Program is a 2-year, 30-credit Master's program that offers three major areas of study--American, European, and Global/International--through three flexible tracks of study: thesis, non-thesis with a minor, and non-thesis without a minor. 

Why Study Graduate History at Duquesne University?

Our graduate History program is well-suited for advanced students who wish to pursue a Ph.D., secondary school teachers interested in increasing their content knowledge, and individuals who want to work in non-profits, government, or business. 

The Department of History has exciting opportunities for graduate students. We have hired six new faculty since 2013, implemented a revised curriculum in 2016, and have developed new research and networking opportunities for students. We also expanded our financial assistance with new tuition awards and scholarships, graduate assistantships, and conference and research funding.

Our location also puts us at an advantage. Duquesne is within walking distance to the art and entertainment districts of Downtown Pittsburghthe South Side, and Oakland, home to the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh is consistently ranked as one of the most desirable and affordable cities in the United States. With all of these developments, now is an excellent time to consider Duquesne University for your Master's degree in History.