Students pursuing an M.A. or a Ph.D. at the History Department work closely with GW's internationally recognized faculty in a broad range of specialties, including modern America, early modern Europe, and imperial and colonial studies. The M.A. program not only prepares students for PhD work, but also for a broad range of careers, from teaching high school students to government work to historical research in the private sector. Every Ph.D. student receives full tuition remission and a full fellowship to cover living expenses for five years, during which they master relevant historiography and write a dissertation. Washington, D.C. has some of the best resources for historical research in the world, including the National Archives, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Library of Congress. Both our M.A. graduates and our Ph.D. graduates have gone on to have successful and prolific careers.

PhD student Kate Densford receives 2016-17 Fulbright Fellowship

Kate Densford

PhD student Kate Densford has been awarded a 2016-17 Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research in Austria and the Czech Republic for her dissertation on "The Collapse of Provincial Austria in the First World War." Congratulations, Kate!

PhD student Ben Young receives 2016-17 Fulbright Fellowship

Ben Young

PhD student Ben Young has been awarded a 2016-17 Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research in South Korea for his dissertation on "Globalizing the Korean Conflict: North and South Korean Competition in the Third World, 1965-1992." Congratulations, Ben!

Former MA student Macabe Keliher accepts teaching position at West Virginia University

Received PhD from Harvard University in 2015

Macabe Keliher, who earned a Master of Arts degree in History from GW in 2007, recently received a PhD from Harvard University (2015) and has accepted an assistant teaching position at West Virginia Univeristy. He studies early modern and modern China and is particularly interested in political culture, law, and state formation. Read more about Dr. Keliher's research here. Congratulations, Dr. Keliher!