Area Concentrations

The Department of History offers students pursuing MAs and a PhDs the ability to specialize in a wide range of regions and periods. Students can find information on our offerings in distinct geographic areas in the individual Concentrations pages. It should be noted that, in addition to requiring deep training in local and national histories, our PhD program in Atlantic History also encourages students to employ innovative comparative and transnational approaches to the past that transcend traditional historical regions of study. For that reason, students are encouraged to think not only in terms of the regional Concentrations listed here but also thematically, by consulting our list of Faculty Specializations.