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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?

The University of Minnesota’s renowned faculty foster 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 groups, graduate students join a vibrant intellectual culture at the University.

All of our newly-admitted PhD students are guaranteed six years of funding, as long as they remain in good standing.

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College Resources

Visit CLA’s website for graduate students to learn about collegiate funding opportunities, student support, career services, and more.

CLA's graduate student website