Make your mark in a dynamic field, whether as a professional historian or a history maker, by studying with award-winning faculty members and conducting hands-on research in our history program.
History graduate students study complex issues and communicate their findings to advance knowledge of the past and present. They go on to work in education, museums, archives, business, law and more. We fully fund most M.A. students through teaching assistantships, which allow them to gain valuable teaching experience.
Fully Funded M.A. Program
Gain teaching experience to expand your career opportunities and get paid to earn your master's degree.
Springboard to Success
The master’s program helps you build a strong research portfolio, which positions you well to pursue a Ph.D.
Grow with emerging and established scholars as you take the courses with our Ph.D. students in this community of learning.
Build skills in writing, thinking and communications that translate to careers in academia, business, law and more.
What You’ll Study
Select your field and advisor from department strengths in U.S. History; Public History; Science, Technology, and Environment; and Culture, Identity and Economic Development. Take courses in histories of civil rights, music and leisure, the Atlantic world, historic preservation and many other topics. Conduct independent research and write a thesis.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Communicating and interacting effectively in a variety of social and professional situations
Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students
Creating professional written content for inclusion in scholarly journal articles, books and reports
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Preparing and delivering effective and engaging presentations to inform, persuade or inspire
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Policy Maker
Job Titles of Alumni
- Curator of History
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $66,570
- Historical Agencies
- Secondary Schools
- Higher Education
- National Park Service
Employers of Alumni
- South Carolina State Museum
- University of South Carolina
- Historic Columbia