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Grad School / Program:

  • History

  • Contact:
  • 301 Morrill Hall
    Department of History
    Michigan State University (MSU)
    East Lansing, MI 48824
    United States
    Phone: 517-355-7501



  • Degrees Granted:
  • Masters, Doctorate

  • Programs offered:
  • On-campus
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  • Description:
  • The Department of History at Michigan State University is a large vibrant intellectual community. The faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, staff, alumni and friends of the Department of History are actively engaged in an enormous range of activities involving research, publishing, teaching, learning, and public outreach.

    Graduate students entering our program join faculty members as full participants of an active intellectual community. Like faculty, graduate students teach undergraduate students, have their own research agendas, and participate in outreach programs. Through regular course work and MSU sponsored workshops they are given opportunities to present their own research and to draft publishable papers. Moreover, like faculty, graduate students may apply for travel money to attend national and international conferences. Though demanding, the reward for such multi-faceted intellectual engagement is that, upon graduating, our students find they are well prepared for what lies ahead. For the majority of students, who aspire to a career in academics, our placement record alone bears this out. In recent years, over ninety percent of our graduate students have found employment in college and university history departments, including University of Maryland, Ohio University, UCLA, University of Kansas, and University of Pennsylvania.

  • Admission Information:
  • An application can be completed on-line or downloaded. Both students holding/finishing BAs and students holding/finishing MAs should apply for entrance into the doctoral program. Students entering with an MA sometimes follow a faster track than students entering with a BA. On the application, specify the major field in which you would like to study. High school teachers interested in pursing an MA degree should apply to our MAII program.

  • Financial Aids:
  • Awards for Incoming Students
    The admission application is sufficient for applying for funding because all admitted students are considered for the awards available to incoming students each year. These include:

    - The Michigan State University Distinguished Fellowship Program offers four years of support for a limited number of U.S. citizens or permanent residents, including a $17,500 stipend, tuition and health insurance.

    - The College of Arts and Sciences Recruitment Fellowship offers a stipend and research assistantship with a value of $16,000 for four years, including tuition and health insurance.

    - The Milton Muelder Graduate Fellowship offers four years of support to a student of European History or the History of the Arabic/Islamic World. The recipient, a U.S. citizen, receives a $15,000 stipend, tuition and health insurance.

    - The Graduate Education Opportunity Program offers a combination of fellowship support and graduate assistantships to African American, Latin American, and Native American students through the Academic Achievement Graduate Assistantship, and the Competitive Doctoral Enrichment Fellowship.

    - The History Graduate Teaching Award offers four years of support with a half-time graduate assistantship in the Department of History (2 years) and the Center for Integrative Studies in Arts and Humanities/CISAH (2 years).

  • Grad Program Website:
  • http://www.history.msu.edu/

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