Graduate 2020-2021

Department of History

Location: Ross Hall 3270



Faculty: Mary Green Borg, M.A.; Joan L. Clinefelter, Ph.D.; Fritz Fischer, Ph.D.; Aaron Haberman, Ph.D.; Jiacheng Liu, Ph.D.; Jacob Melish, Ph.D.; Micael Ortiz, Ph.D.; Steven Seegel, Ph.D.; T.J. Tomlin, Ph.D.; Robert G. Weis, Ph.D.; Michael Welsh, Ph.D.; Corinne Wieben, Ph.D.

The discipline of history concerns itself with the record of the human past, thereby forming an indispensable background for all other areas of knowledge, whether in the humanities, social sciences or sciences.

It is the role of the History program at UNC to offer a series of courses that address the significant events in the human past for the purpose of liberally educating students from all areas of the University. The program has a second, but no less important, role in training teachers at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.


Master's degree candidates are encouraged to apply for the Oliver M. Dickerson stipend presently established at $1,000-$4,000 per academic year. Application should be made to the Coordinator of Graduate Studies, Department of History, UNC, Greeley, CO 80639.

For additional resources: See “Financial Aid”.

Center of Excellence.

The University has designated the Department of History as a Center of Excellence. In 2002, the department was given a University award for “Departmental Excellence in Teaching.”

History M.A.

The master's degree in history has been designed with several options in mind. It may be taken as a foundation for further advanced graduate work; as part of an individualized program that prepares students for a secondary teaching career; or as a terminal degree. Whichever option a student selects, faculty will stress the development of research techniques, analysis of historical data and expository writing skills.

Students receiving a master's degree in history will be competent in research methodology, writing skills and content in selected areas of history. Opportunities include advanced work in history, teaching at the secondary level (with licensure) or in junior and community colleges. Additionally, graduates may apply for professional schools, e.g., in law, library science, theology, museum curatorship and archival work.

For degree and program requirements, see:

History M.A.