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The Department of History

At UNL's Department of History, we're a national leader in preparing students for the digital age.

And we’re focused on building that reputation even more.

We hire award-winning, global experts who teach innovative courses on subjects that affect our world today. And we attract graduate and undergraduate students ready to work hand-in-hand with them on innovative research projects that challenge the field’s status quo.

From Civil War Washington to the History Harvest, our projects unite faculty, students, and the public to discover new ways to investigate, preserve, and present history through digital media. We believe that by digitizing history, we democratize it.

And, increasingly, we create access for all.

Our department’s high-impact course work and fascinating research opportunities enable both graduate and undergraduate students to develop strong critical thinking, strategic and analytical skills, as well as valuable, marketable experience. And our culture of mentorship and collaboration provides students unmatched support from our interdisciplinary faculty and staff — from their first day on campus, to the day they stand in cap and gown, and throughout their career.

Our highly skilled, versatile graduates are dismantling the myth that history majors simply become history teachers. More frequently, our graduates take on careers in business, law, non-profit management, government service, and elected office. Our graduates are sought-after professionals who know how to think critically, to communicate effectively and to work digitally and technically. They're ready for their futures in their chosen careers.

At the Department of History, we don’t want you to just study history. We want you to make it.

Let curiosity move you.

Graduate Application

Applications are due by December 1 for admission for the following August.

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How to Apply

Let curiosity move you to start your story at the College of Arts & Sciences. With more than 30 majors in the college alone, specialized programs of study to match any interest area, the opportunity for hands-on experience through our nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program and a campus located at the heart of an innovative college city community of more than 250,000 people, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers the ideal Big Ten collegiate experience for students at an affordable cost.

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