Students pursuing an MA or a PhD at the History Department work closely with GW's internationally recognized faculty in a broad range of specialties, including modern America, early modern Europe, and imperial and colonial studies. The MA program not only prepares students for PhD work, but also for a broad range of careers, from teaching high school students to government work to historical research in the private sector. Every PhD student receives full tuition remission and a full fellowship to cover living expenses for five years, during which they master relevant historiography and write a dissertation. Washington, D.C., has some of the best resources for historical research in the world, including the National Archives, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Library of Congress.
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View a list of graduate history courses.