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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


Congratulations to Dr. Jose R. Torre on winning the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching!

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.

History professor Jose R. Torre to direct NEH Landmarks Workshop for K-12 teachers. The Rochester Reform Trail explores Rochester’s nationally important antebellum reform history. This July, 72 K-12 teachers from as far away as California, Florida and Oregon will visit Rochester and learn why national figures like Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony chose to live and work for social justice in Rochester, New York.


Robert Marcus Memorial Lecture, Thursday, 4/14/16, 7:30 pm, McCue Auditorium (LibArt 104 A/B), Dr. Raymond Craib (Cornell University), Title: "The Cry of the Renegade:  The politics and poetry of subversion in Santiago, Chile"