Graduate Programs


Welcome to the Graduate Program in History

The Graduate Program in History at NIU offers first-rate training from a faculty deeply committed to teaching and scholarship. Students entering our Graduate Program in History benefit from close interaction with an accomplished faculty who combine experience and innovation, hard-won knowledge and cutting-edge inquiry.

Our faculty have published with leading university and commercial presses and historical journals; have served as officers of historical associations; and have been awarded prestigious book prizes and grants from major foundations, such as the ACLS, Ford Foundation, Fulbright Commission, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Woodrow Wilson Center.

Many have been invited to be visiting scholars or lecturers at institutions in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America, and have served as journal and book editors and historical consultants.

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Congratulations to our December 2016 graduates:  Rachel Hradecky M.A.; Scott Abel Ph.D.; Mathieu Billings Ph.D. 


Spring 2015 Graduates and Professors who attended