Graduate Studies in History at Sacramento State
Situated in California's state capitol and along the banks of the historic American River, the Sacramento State graduate program in history allows students to profit from the unique resources of the region as well as the expertise of a prestigious and dedicated faculty. Program highlights include:
- Small, seminar-style classes and one-on-one mentoring by history faculty
- Active and tight-knit graduate community
- Instructional assistantships
- Prize-winning graduate student history journal, Clio
- Rich array of local historical institutions, including:
- Unique campus-based resources relating to California, U.S., and World History, including the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection and the Japanese-American Archival Collection
Sacramento State History Faculty
The history faculty of Sacramento State bring wide-ranging experiences to the program and are nationally recognized specialists in their fields. In recent years, history faculty members have received a number of prestigious awards for their scholarship including National Endowment for the Humanities Scholarly Editions and Translations Award, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, the History of Education Society Outstanding Book Award, the Western Association for the History of Women Best Monograph Award, the American Library Association's CHOICE Award, and the American Councils Research Fellowship. Many of our history faculty members are leaders in their fields and have held prominent positions including President of the French Colonial History Society, Book Review Editor for the journal Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, and Co-Director of Fulbright-Hayes Seminar Groups of Educators to Rwanda and Ghana.
Professors in our program are teacher-scholars who are dedicated to their students. The diversity of our graduate course offerings reflects the depth and breadth of historical knowledge among the faculty. Particular areas of strength include Women and Gender History, California History, Hellenic Studies, and World History.
The standard M.A. in History orients students towards critical investigation of problems in historical study, provides the opportunity for the use of historical methods, and improves students' ability to analyze and interpret historical material. We offer two different master's degree options for the Standard History program. These are the standard M.A. in History (comprehensive option), the standard M.A. in History (specialized option). The History M.A. (comprehensive option) is particularly structured to provide solid historiographical, theoretical, and pedagogical training to those students interested in teaching at the community college level as well as to secondary school teachers looking to enhance their credentials. The History M.A. (specialized option) offers graduate-level training in historiography and research while allowing students greater flexibility in configuring a program of courses geared toward their specific area of interest.
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Dr. Rebecca Kluchin
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Department of History
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6059
Telephone: (916) 287-5636