Immerse yourself in the study of history and prepare to contribute to new knowledge
in an increasingly relevant discipline.
By interpreting the past, historians shed light on the world today and on our future.
A Doctor of Arts degree in History from UND prepares you to make significant contributions
as a teacher and scholar.
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Why earn a doctorate in history?
Our future as a society relies on citizens who are informed and engaged. A Doctor
of Arts in History from UND prepares you to teach the lessons of the past to the next
An alternative to the Ph.D., the D.A. is an especially good choice if you're interested
Teaching history at the undergraduate level
Working as a historian in government, museums, historical societies and beyond
Along with your history courses, you'll study post-secondary education, engage in
structured classroom experience, and complete a scholarly work that combines research
History Doctorate at UND
Conduct a sustained investigationof a problem of professional or scholarly importance.
Produce original, publishable work through your D.A. project.
Master a broad range of knowledge.
Work closely with faculty members who are active researchers in their respective fields.
Median annual salary for postsecondary history teachers
A D.A. in History opens the door to a wide range of careers in academia and beyond.
The skills you'll develop as a researcher, writer, analytical thinker and teacher
are transferable to just about anything.
Some top destinations for D.A. graduates include:
Colleges and universities
UND History Alumni
History alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
United States Department of the Army
Franchise Concepts Unlimited
Grand Forks Public Schools
Noel Levitz, Inc.
D.A. in History Courses
HIST 513. Research Seminar in World History. 3 Credits.
This course introduces students to the research and writing of World History with a stress on the proper utilization of comparative and thematic methodology. It requires the preparation of a research paper that utilizes the methodology of World History.
HIST 520. Material Culture. 3 Credits.
This course introduces students to a material culture research methodology through reading, discussion, research, and writing.
HIST 593. Readings in American History. 2-3 Credits.
Topics vary. Involves reading, bibliographical study, discussion, and writing. Study may be confined to a subtopic within the general subject area. Repeatable with different subtopics. Students in the M.A. program with a U.S. primary concentration will not ordinarily take more than one 593.. Repeatable to 30 credits.
HIST 521. Public History. 3 Credits.
This course exposes students to the practice of public history through readings, discussion and practice. Repeatable to six credits. Repeatable to 6 credits.
HIST 502. Historiography. 3 Credits.
Required for all candidates for advanced degrees in history. An introduction to the history of historical thought, from the classical Greeks to the present, with examination of some of the works of important historians writing in the western tradition. The first half of the course is primarily devoted to classical and European historians; the second half is primarily devoted to modern and American historians.
HIST 592. Readings in World History. 3 Credits.
This course focuses upon the reading and understanding of World History historiography, theories and methods through thematic and comparative readings. Repeatable. Repeatable.
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