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The VCU Department of History has provided a dynamic program for graduate study since 1994. Its flexibility, award-winning faculty and urban research environment provide multiple scholarly and public history opportunities for a diverse student body. The graduate program in history offers what you need to reach your academic and career goals each step of the way and offers both a thesis or non-thesis concentration.
History faculty have received national and international recognition in scholarly research and publishing while maintaining a strong commitment to students and teaching. The department has particular strengths in early American history, Southern history, African American history, trans-Atlantic history, public history and modern U.S. and European history.
Rigorous courses offer strong academic training with emphasis on researching, writing and developing professional leadership. Located on an urban campus between Richmond’s vibrant downtown and the historic Fan district, the program takes advantage of multiple research and internship opportunities in which students can make connections with professionals working in the field. Our professors and students alike cultivate community partnerships for ongoing historical investigations.
a professor and a student in suffrage era costuming pose with a banner that reads 'votes for women' [View Image]
historic homes turned into office buildings along franklin street on the campus of v.c.u. [View Image]