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History Department
Rutgers University, Camden
429 Cooper St.
Camden, NJ 08102

Dr. Lorrin Thomas, Chair
(856) 225-2656

Dr. Janet Golden, Graduate Program Director
(856) 225-2813

Dr. Kate Epstein, Undergraduate Program Coordinator
(856) 225-2721

Sharon Smith, Secretary
(856) 225-6080
Fax: (856) 225-6806

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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.

Learn more about what we are doing by reading the Graduate Program Blog.

We offer three kinds of fellowship support: Dean’s First Year Scholarships, Dean’s Achievement Scholarships and Out-of-State Scholarships bringing the cost of tuition for out-of-state students to the in-state cost.  More information is here:

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. Learning goals include expanded knowledge of history and historiography, increased familiarity with historical theories, enhanced skills in interpreting primary sources, producing publishable-quality research papers, and for public history track students, developing the advanced skills in several specialty areas of public history practice.

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 below.  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 the Graduate Program Director Dr. Janet Golden:

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