In the master’s and doctoral programs, graduate students work closely with the History Department's internationally recognized faculty on research in a broad range of thematic and geographical specialties. Our scholars foster an environment that encourages critical thinking, writing and questioning, pushing students to connect the causes and consequences of historical events. Surrounded by the capital’s top research resources and institutes, graduate students prepare for careers or advanced study in research, politics, education, academia and more. A recording of the History (MA, PhD) Program Session in the 2023 Open House can be found here.

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    Understanding North Korea

    Benjamin R. Young, a Korean history PhD candidate and recent Fulbright scholar in Seoul, discusses the escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea and how to avert a nuclear...