NC State Department of History


Our four degree programs challenge students to put history into practice through, for example, research, writing, and public engagement. 


Need help figuring out degree requirements, funding options, or departmental or university policies? Explore resources on these topics and more to ensure that you succeed in our graduate program.

Get Involved

Learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. Graduate students may take advantage of many opportunities outside of the classroom to engage in history and public history. Get involved in the life of the department, profession, and community.

Prospective Students

Consider joining us in the History Department at NC State! We offer a vibrant program that will expand your intellectual horizons and hone your analytical abilities. Prospective students may learn about our graduate programs virtually by exploring our website or in person by visiting our campus.

Prospective students are invited to fill out the Prospective Student Form to receive information about the History M.A., Public History M.A., and Public History Ph.D. programs.