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Job Placement & Achievements

Since 2004, 130 students have completed PhDs in history at the University. We have employment data on all but 15 of these alumni. Despite a tough job market, 84% of these graduates are in academic or academic-related appointments; 64% (83 out of 130) hold tenure-track or tenured academic appointments. Our graduates hold tenured and tenure-track appointments at major state flagship universities, elite private universities, and leading liberal arts colleges, as well as at smaller regional, state university branch campuses. A small but growing number of students use their PhDs to pursue non-academic careers in public history, museums and libraries, the non-profit sector and NGOs, and business.

Our graduate students have also earned many prestigious awards and prizes.

History department graduates have found homes at a variety of academic institutions and businesses around the globe, including:

  • Arizona State University
  • Capital Normal University (Beijing)
  • Coe College
  • College of Saint Rose
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Empire State College/SUNY
  • Erskine College
  • Indiana University
  • Kingsborough Community College (NY)
  • Macalester College
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Northland College
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Princeton University
  • Queensborough Community College
  • Reinhardt University
  • Renmin University of China
  • Rutgers University
  • Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan
  • San Francisco State University
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • St. Cloud State University
  • Susquehanna University
  • Texas Lutheran University
  • Tunghwa University Taiwan
  • University of Akron
  • University of Eastern Kentucky
  • University of Maine, Farmington
  • University of Malta
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth
  • University of Minnesota, Morris
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of South Carolina Upstate
  • University of St. Catherine's
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Virginia at Wise
  • University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • University of Wisconsin, Stout
  • Wake Forest University
  • West Virginia University
  • Western Oregon University
  • Westminster College (Fulton, MO)
  • Winona State University
  • York University