From Professor Tammy M. Proctor – Master’s Program in History, Utah State University


The History Department at Utah State University offers a Master’s program in History with strong themes in American West, environmental, religious, and comparative world history. Our program has placed students in major Ph.D. programs throughout the country, and provided access to employment in museums and archives, law, business, education, and many other fields requiring skills in historical interpretation, research, writing, speaking, and critical thinking. Master’s students are eligible for stipends as teaching and research assistants, and many receive full or partial funding for their tuition.

The small size of our program allows students to interact closely with faculty to tailor the program to meet individual needs. We work closely with other departments to offer opportunities for interdisciplinary study and to study classical and modern languages. Students can get practical experience through internships in state and local history museums, Utah State University’s Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Special Collections and Archives, and the university’s anthropology museum as well as other institutions throughout the state of Utah.

The graduate program offers several options to meet the needs of our students, thesis and non-thesis plans as well as M.A. and M.S. tracks. Students develop their interests by working closely with faculty knowledgeable and prominent in their fields. The program is designed to attract a wide array of graduate students with diverse career interests, including prospective public school teachers.

Our placement rate for students in jobs and PhD programs has been excellent. Check out our website for more information!

We have an excellent new fellowship for students interested in Hindu Studies:

Dr. Tammy M. Proctor
Department Head, History
Interim Department Head, Journalism and Communication
Utah State University