The Department of History at The University of Alabama offers both MA and PhD programs in history.
Award-winning and internationally recognized faculty serve graduate students in a program that provides opportunities for close mentorship and advising. With a strong commitment to research and teaching, as well as training the next generation of historians, the faculty have published extensively and are active participants in national historical organizations.
Beyond teaching and research, our faculty are involved in numerous other activities. As a department, we have created the Summersell Center for the Study of the South, and participate in the College of Arts and Sciences Cuba Initiative with the University of Havana. Graduate students can attend workshops in European and American History, and the Southern Historian, an annual graduate journal, is published in-house. The Summersell Center for the Study of the South’s Public History Initiative offers students hands-on, practical experience working in public history, as well as paid internships. The Department of History offers a vibrant intellectual community in which to engage in graduate work.
Information about our program, advice about how to apply to our graduate program in history, and links to other sources of information about graduate school at UA.
Profiles of currently enrolled graduate students.