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Our interdisciplinary graduate program unites emerging historians worldwide to investigate, interrogate, and interpret the past.

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What sets our program apart?

Minnesota’s renowned faculty foster the growth of insightful, thoughtful, and engaged individuals that share an abiding passion for discovery and understanding the past.

Through faculty-led seminars, historical and interdisciplinary workshops, and informal graduate-led discussion and dissertation groups, graduate students join a vibrant, intellectual culture at the University.

What are our graduates doing?

Our PhD students come from a variety of backgrounds and are studying a breadth of fields. Once they've completed our program, many of our PhDs find employment in higher education as well as in publishing, museums, or with non-profits. No matter the destination, our graduate program offers a transformative intellectual and personal experience.

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