M.A. in History
The History Department maintains a small, selective graduate program leading to the master’s degree in history. Our faculty are distinguished both as active scholars and as engaged teachers, and our graduate program is based on close mentoring relationships between faculty and graduate students. The department aims to keep the program at a size that best supports students’ individual curricular and career goals: approximately 10-12 students are admitted each year.
In response to ongoing COVID-related challenges faced by applicants, the History MA program has extended its deadline for application to March 1, and has waived the requirement for GRE scores for 2022.
Accelerated Master's Program in History
Undergraduate history majors at UVM may apply to the Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) in History. Students admitted to the program will work simultaneously on their B.A. and M.A. requirements, counting up to six concurrent credits toward both the B.A. and the M.A. degrees. AMP students may thus complete both B.A. and M.A. degrees in just five years.
M.S. in Historic Preservation
This program prepares students for broad-based careers in the conservation and sustainable management of the historic environment through studies and research in heritage preservation administration, planning and education, architectural conservation, adaptive use and economic development, architectural and cultural history, and cultural resource management. A strong emphasis is placed on community-based projects through linkages with local, state and federal groups, organizations and agencies. For more information, please visit the University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program website.
Historic Preservation Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP)
This program provides an opportunity for capable undergraduate UVM students to enroll directly in the historic preservation graduate program while taking advantage of Accelerated Master’s Program degree incentives. Following their formal admission into the Historic Preservation AMP, students work simultaneously on their B.A. and M.S. requirements, counting up to six credits of 200-graduate level courses toward both the B.A. and the M.S. degrees. The remaining 30 credits of graduate study required for Historic Preservation M.S. degree normally would be taken in three semesters following undergraduate graduation.