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The MA in History

For more than a quarter century, the Department of History at The College at Brockport has offered high quality, rigorous graduate training in history to a diverse student body that includes secondary school teachers; those committed to museum, archival, and records management careers; PhD aspirants; and those seeking a career change from a variety of professions. Their one common feature has been a love of history and a desire to study it intensively.

From this site you can explore every aspect of our program: admissions requirements, faculty expertise, curricular options, course syllabi, the Comprehensive Essay/Examination, the MA thesis and the text of the graduate catalog. You can also learn a little about the history of the College and the MA in History. You might want to click the link entitled "Director" which provides a brief overview of the program and an invitation to contact her for further information.

For general questions, please contact The Graduate School.

Last Updated 2/10/15


History major Gabrielle Brannigan received a scholarship to enter the MA program in Social Studies and Special Education at the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education.

Dr. Takashi Nishiyama has published a book, Engineering War and Peace in Modern Japan, 1868-1964 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014).

Dr. Takashi Nishiyama was interviewed by Mainichi, a major national newspaper in Japan, for the Oct. 3, 2014, issue.

The department hosted an NEH Workshop, Rochester Reform Trail, for K-12 teachers in July 2014.

History major Amy Freeman has published an article on the Eastman Dental Dispensary in the Democrat and Chronicle.

Dr. Takashi Nishiyama was interviewed by Yomuiri, a major national newspaper in Japan.

Dr. Ken O'Brien has been named a SUNY Provost Fellow for the 2013-2014 year.

Dr. Bruce Leslie has been named a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor.


The Malik Lecture will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 7 pm at the Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage.

The Robert Marcus Lecture will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at 7:30 pm in the lecture hall (room 104) of the Liberal Arts Building.