Master's-level graduate education in History can meet a variety of intellectual and professional needs—as preparation for doctoral study, as the academic requirement for permanent New York State teacher certification, and as an opportunity for students to augment their current job credentials and enrich their intellectual life. The department’s graduate faculty have outstanding records of publication in many areas.

The history department offers the MA degree in History, as well as a joint MLS/MA degree in Library Science and History. We partner with the Department of Secondary Education and Youth Services on the MSEd degree. The history department also offers an Accelerated Graduate Track (Accelerated MA) that allows qualifying students to apply credit for advanced courses taken as undergraduates to both their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.