Develop High-Level Critical Thinking, Wide-Ranging Analytical Skills and Great Writing
Our students learn to master large amounts of information, conduct in-depth research, contextualize evidence from a variety of sources and craft powerful written and oral arguments. These strengths are a foundation for lifelong learning, civic engagement and successful careers.
More Than Just Studying the Past
Using rigorous standards of evidence, historians tell meaningful stories about the past. In-depth historical study gives students important tools for understanding contemporary issues affecting their own lives as well as local, national and global events. The College of Liberal Arts Department of History includes over 30 faculty members, 400 History majors and more than 100 MA and PhD students. We train executives, lawyers, politicians, educators, preservationists and tomorrow’s historians. Plentiful regional resources and acclaimed research centers ensure Temple University a prominent voice in global conversations about the past.
- BA in History
- Minor in History
- MA in History
- MA in History: Public History Concentration
- PhD in History
Header Photo Credit: Temple Students Protest Education Funding Cuts (c. late 1970s). Courtesy of the Special Collections Research Center. Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia PA
Dissent in America Teach-Ins
Evolving from Prof. Ralph Young’s Dissent in America course, the teach-ins bring students together to discuss the historical background to the world’s current political situations.
Center for Public History
Temple University’s Center for Public History (CPH) aims to be the preeminent provider of public history training in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy
Housed within the History Department, CENFAD fosters interdisciplinary faculty and student research on the historic and contemporary use of force and diplomacy in a global context.