Get Into the Archives
Our Bromert Fund supports M.A. thesis research in regional and national archives.
History is the exploration of people, events, institutions and values as old as the ancient world and as new as yesterday’s headlines.
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Students can focus on a variety of areas in American and European history.
J.D./M.A. in History
Combine your M.A. in History with a law degree.
Museum and Archive Studies Graduate Certificate
Study museum and archive studies in a certificate program.
For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to History in the current graduate catalog. Additional requirements exist for international applicants. For more information, visit International Admission Requirements.
- Six to eight weeks before classes start
Classics courses are offered for graduate credit through the History Department and may be used for supporting course credit or as electives. Classic course work available to graduate students includes Classical Humanities, Greek and Latin.
The Classroom & Beyond
Each summer we offer an interdisciplinary sailing and study tour in Greece for undergraduate and graduate students.
We have integrated a multi-day research trip to the State Archives of the South Dakota State Historical Society into the required first-year Research Methods course. Graduate students travel to Pierre to learn how an archive works, meet archivists, and use the State Historical Society’s holdings to begin conducting their own original research.
Phi Alpha Theta was founded in 1921 "to recognize and encourage excellence in the study of history."