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Graduate Program Description

The Federated Department of History offers a joint Graduate History Program with history faculty at Rutgers University-Newark and NJIT joined in a single federated department that offers an integrated curriculum. The program offers courses in all the major regions of the world and all periods of history but has particular strengths in modern U.S. history, including the history of race, gender, international relations, and urban history; world history; public history (with internships available at local historical organizations); narrative history and the craft of writing history; world history; and the history of technology, environment, and medicine/health. The program boasts a distinguished faculty who are nationally or internationally known in their fields. In recent years, faculty have received fellowships from the most prestigious granting organizations in academia, such as the Guggenheim Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Science Foundation.


Whitney Strub, Ph.D.,

Graduate Program Director

175 University Ave.

Conklin Hall | Room 314

Phone: 973-353-1914


Website: History

General Information

Degrees Offered: M.A., M.A.T.

Part Time Study Available: Yes

Degree Credit Requirements

M.A.: 30 credits
M.A.T.: 30 credits

Career Opportunities 




-Corporate Communication

Application Requirements and Deadlines

All transcripts –  TOEFL – 3 Letters of Recommendation – Personal Statement (500 words max.) explaining focus of interest, identifying fields/areas you may pursue, and why RU-N is a good fit. – A writing sample (generally 10-20 pp) demonstrating skills in primary research, analysis, and writing in history/related fields such as an undergraduate/graduate paper or thesis chapter


Fall deadline - July 1
Spring deadline - December 1


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