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Dr. Laurie Bernstein, Chair
(856) 225-2716
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Department of History » Graduate Program

Graduate Program

The history graduate program leads to the Master of Arts degree and features course offerings in four tracks: American history, Public History,Global History, and Legal History.

The program is designed for students who wish to build their historical understanding either to augment skills in teaching or in public history institutions or to secure such positions. It will also prepare graduates for doctoral-level studies in American history and welcomes individuals fascinated by the past who wish to deepen their appreciation of its many aspects. 

Course offerings and rotations are scheduled in order to accommodate students whose work, family, or financial obligations limit the hours when they can attend or the number of courses they can take each term. All classes meet once weekly, in the early evening.

The Graduate Program in History offers eight courses each academic year, plus occasional courses during Rutgers Summer Sessions. Three courses per term constitute a full-time load. Students may choose to attend part-time. Applicants with prior graduate coursework in history may request a transcript evaluation for transfer credit. With the director’s approval, graduate students may take courses in other Rutgers-Camden’s MA programs and in the Rutgers Camden Law School to fulfill degree requirements.  Admission and degree requirements can be found using the links belw.  Information about on-going events, current students and alumni can be found on our blog.

For more information about the history graduate program, send an e-mail request to Shankman@camden.rutgers.edu

Congratulations to our M.A. Recipients now in Ph.D. Programs:

  • Lt. Col. Michael Anderson, University of New Hampshire
  • Shawn McGhee, Temple University
  • Bill Smith, William and Mary
  • Nicholas Wood, University of Virginia
FOR A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF OUR GRADUATE PROGRAM, CLICK HERE.