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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UC Denver

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences



Graduate students in History develop skills in critical thinking, writing, and independent research. Our program prepares students for a wide variety of professions, including teaching, government service, museum and archive management, and historic preservation, as well as further degree work in history, law, librarianship, and business.

The department expects that students graduating with an MA in History will master the following general skills for their degrees:

  • The ability to pursue independent historical research projects
  • The ability to analyze historiographical arguments
  • The ability to analyze primary documents and develop arguments from them
  • The ability to create bibliographies using archival, library, and internet resources
  • The ability to write in a variety of formats, including historiographical essays, book reviews, and research papers

Students will also master knowledge of the basic historical content of both their major and minor fields, and an understanding of the historiographies and historical methods in their major and minor fields.

For more information about the program and for program requirements, click here).