History & Culture.


History & Culture

About the Program

History and Culture aims to prepare the next generation of historians for careers inside and outside of academia. The program’s curriculum balances rigorous, traditional academic training with internships and experience in the public and private sectors throughout the greater New York City area. History faculty mentor their advisees through advanced historical research that prepares students to publish for and communicate with all audiences—academic and the general public. Program offerings specialize in 19th and 20th century American and European history.

The professors at Drew really helped me to decide what kind of historian I wanted to be and encouraged me to explore parts of history I would never have considered. For example, Dr. Jonathan Rose’s course, The Victorian Mind, did not just focus on prominent philosophers in Victorian England. Dr. Rose incorporated studies of art, theater and fiction to help us understand the political and cultural movements occurring at the time. ”
Emily Jelly G’12
Master of Arts in History and Culture

Degree Information

Master of Arts in History and Culture (30 credits)

This degree program consists of 10 courses including the Foundation Seminar and final Research Tutorial. In lieu of a traditional master’s thesis, students complete a publishable research paper.

Doctor of Philosophy in History and Culture (45 credits)

This degree program consists of 12 courses (36 credits), a student portfolio and a dissertation. PhD students will receive an MA when they satisfactorily complete the Research Tutorial and 8 other courses. The doctoral degree is designed to be completed in as little as 4 years.

Featured Faculty

Ed Baring

Associate Professor of Modern European History

BA, University of Cambridge | PhD, Harvard University
2015 Guggenheim Fellow

"At Drew, you get the strengths of advanced research plus the benefits of faculty mentorship you can only find in a close-knit academic community. Students study with scholars at the cutting edge of their fields and experience intensive student-teacher collaboration typical of small liberal arts colleges.”

Core Faculty