Master of History

If you love history, we would love to see you here. Whether you want to work in a museum or state archives, become a lawyer, or eventually earn a Ph.D., we want to help you achieve your goals.

The graduate history program provides students an opportunity to work closely with faculty who are active research scholars in a wide variety of fields, covering periods ranging from classical antiquity to post-war Europe, and geographic specializations including the United States, Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East.

Students completing the M.A. degree receive a solid grounding in research methods, historical writing, and the scholarly literature in their chosen area of concentration. Our students are a diverse group hailing from throughout Alabama, across the country, and around the world, who go on to pursue careers as teachers at the secondary and post-secondary levels, museum workers, historic preservationists, lawyers, journalists, and knowledge workers in a variety of other professions in which rigorous thinking, meticulous research skills, and good writing are in demand.

$15,000 Scholarship for First-Year Master's Student

The UAB Department of History is offering a $15,000 scholarship to one graduate student entering the master’s program in the academic year 2022-2023. The department offers this award annually to help launch a promising student on their academic career. Candidates should indicate their interest in being considered for this award by writing to Melanie Daily at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Your application for admission to the master’s program will serve as the basis for the scholarship committee’s selection of a winner.

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