Graduate Degree Program Summary

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Graduate Degrees Offered

  • M.A.; Ph.D.
Primary Areas of Study
  • European History
  • North American History
  • World History
Secondary Areas of Study
  • 19th Century U.S. History
  • 20th Century U.S. History
  • African American History
  • Comparative World History
  • Cultural and Intellectual History
  • German Studies
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Military, Diplomatic, and International History
  • Modern Europe
  • North American West
  • Pre-modern Europe
  • Women's and Gender History
Specializations - what's a specialization?
  • 19th Century Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Great Plains Studies
  • Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs
  • Women's and Gender Studies


  • On the Web
    Department Website
  • Graduate Chair
    Professor Margaret Jacobs
  • Graduate Secretary
    Ms. Barb Bullington
  • Department Address
    612 Oldfather Hall
    Lincoln NE 68588-0327

Application Checklist and Deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

See also: steps to admission.

Required by History in GAMES

After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:

  • Entrance exam(s): GRE
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 575, Internet TOEFL 90
  • Three recommendation letters
  • Letter of intent
  • Writing sample

Application Deadline

   Fall: December 1

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The Department of History offers master's and doctoral degrees in three major fields: North America, Europe, and World. The objective of the graduate program is to prepare students for careers in research and teaching.

Carefully structured and individualized graduate programs in all fields afford maximum personal contact and consultation between graduate students and professors in seminars, directed individual readings, lecture courses, and supervised thesis research and writing. The faculty makes every effort to provide a creative environment to sustain a community of scholars and a substantial part of all graduate students' training is in small seminars. Students have several resources available to them including the archives of the Nebraska State Historical Society and the Center for Great Plains Studies.

Courses and More

Students in History are most likely to take courses in: See also: Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.

Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.

Faculty and Research

Native American; Women; North American West; Indigenous Peoples; Colonialism and Decolonization
U.S. Foreign Relations; International Relations; U.S. Presidency
Latin America; Indigenous Peoples; International Relations; Social; World
Modern France
International Relations; U.S. 20th Century; World
Reformation; Renaissance; Early Modern Germany
Early Modern Germany; Jewish; Christian Hebraism; History of Biblical Interpretation
History of Science; Modern Germany; European Intellectual
China; East Asia
Colonial America; Digital History; Atlantic World
Medieval Europe; Islam
Modern Middle East
Modern Mexico; Latin America; Borderlands; Chicano/a
Ancient Greece and Rome
North American West; Canada; Environmental; U.S. 19th Century
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Modern Germany; European Military
Colonialism and Decolonization; Indigenous Peoples; Native American; North American West; Women
North American West; Legal; Women and Gender
African American; U.S. Cultural and Intellectual; Pre-Colonial Africa
African American; U.S. 20th Century
Medieval Russia; Eastern Europe; Women
History of Medicine; Science, Technology, and Society
Modern France; Colonialism and Decolonization; Islam
Early Modern England; Women
U.S. 19th Century; Urban; Social
Military; Civil War; Vietnam War
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Modern Russia
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North American West; Nebraska
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Medieval Europe; Digital; Digital Humanities
Environmental; U.S. 20th Century; Digital History; North American West
American Indian
Modern Germany; Holocaust
Digital History; Civil War; U.S. South; U.S. 19th Century
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History of Media; Media Ethics; Social and Legal History of the American West; Comparative History

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