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By any measure one might choose, the History Department at the University of Missouri is an outstanding one. Our faculty has compiled a distinguished record of scholarship, receiving major awards to support their research from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and many other sponsors of cutting edge scholarship. Their books have won prizes from the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians and other national and regional scholarly organizations.

The department’s teaching record is every bit as distinguished as its record of scholarly accomplishment. Graduate students work closely with professors in advanced seminars and write theses and dissertations on a wide variety of topics. The teaching opportunities the department offers graduate students prepare them well for dealing with the difficult job market for new history PhDs. Over the last ten years, University of Missouri history PhDs have found positions at more than forty different colleges and universities across the United States.

Degrees offered

Contact Information

College of Arts and Science
101 Read Hall
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