Graduate Programs in History

Villanova University's history department offers a wide-variety of degree options for students with an earned Bachelor's degree, including a Master of Arts in History, a combined MA in History and Public Administration with a Certificate in Non Profit Management, and various Graduate Certificates in History.  Villanova’s flexible graduate programs may be adapted to individual needs and goals. Students may begin taking courses in the fall, spring or summer sessions, and may take courses on a part-time or full-time basis. All courses are offered in the evening.

Located in a region steeped in history and with easy access to premier research facilities along the Northeast corridor, the Department of History at Villanova University offers students unparalleled opportunity to grow as scholars, expand their teaching repertoires, or make a career change.  


The purpose of the attached chart is to show the variety of career opportunities available to historians. Areas of employment are extensive. Click HERE to view!


Where are they now?

Here are four recent graduates. Find out where they are and how an MA in History helped get them there.


Melanie Dudley photo

Melanie Dudley (MA '16) is Attorney Recruitment and Development Project Assistant at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP.

Dr. David E. Goldberg (VU MA, ’07)

Dr. David E. Goldberg (VU MA, ’07) Assistant Professor of U.S. History, Drury University. More...

Amanda Reid

Matthew Landis (VU MA, ’13), Teacher and Novelist, Central Bucks School District.  More...

Rebecca Capobianco

Rebecca Capobianco (VU, MA '13), Web-Based Curriculum Developer, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Virginia, giving a tour of the Sunken Road.  More...

Contact the Program Director

Judith Giesberg, Ph.D.
(610) 519-4668

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