Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate degrees offered
- M.A.; Ph.D.
A specialization is a well-defined area of study that will appear on your transcript with your degree and major. Specializations are optional in most UNL programs.Primary Areas of Study
- European History
- North American History
- World History
- Nineteenth Century U.S. History
- Twentieth 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
- Nineteenth Century Studies
- Ethnic Studies
- Great Plains Studies
- Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs
- Women's and Gender Studies
- Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Application checklist and deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see transcript upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
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, IELTS 6.5
- Three recommendation letters
- Letter of intent
- Writing sample
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.
Application Deadlines for History
|Fall: December 1|
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 MoreStudents in History are most likely to take courses in: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
Departments: Have an update for this page? Contact Stacy Dam.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln does not discriminate based on gender, age, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, veteran's status, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.