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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 Michael Zagari has been accepted into the Duquesne University School of Law this coming fall on a full academic scholarship! During his time at Brockport, Mike has played on the NCAA men’s ice hockey team and has won the Jack Crandall and Robert Griswold History Department Awards.

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).

The department will host the NEH Workshop, Rochester Reform Trail, for K-12 teachers in July 2015.


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.