Department of History
Why study history at Baylor? Cutting-edge scholarship. Caring community. Dynamic teaching. Research opportunities. Global outlook. Career preparation. Questions that matter. Tools to respond to them.
All in a program where you are known by name.
History is a versatile major that will develop your critical thinking skills and prepare you for a wide variety of careers or pursuit of a graduate degree. Explore our programs for undergraduates.
Our department offers two graduate degrees: a Master of Arts (M.A.) in History and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in History. Explore our programs for graduate students.
Baylor History PhD graduates announced as the Graduate School's 2023-2024 Postdoctoral Teach Fellows.
Dr. Ronald Angelo Johnson, Associate Professor & The Ralph and Bessie Mae Lynn Chair of History, was announced to be one of 22 new speakers added to the Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lectureship Program. The 2023 cohort of new lecturers joins a renowned roster of U.S. historians who share their expertise and research with a variety of audiences across the country.
A key step in getting the Baylor in Latin America strategic initiative up and running is to assess what the University already is doing in the region and then filling the gaps. That includes bringing more faculty to Baylor with strong track records for teaching and research in the region, such as Dr. Marilia Corrêa and Dr. Ricardo Álvarez-Pimentel, assistant professors in history.
Did you know that a Waco hotspot appeared in Food & Wine’s list of the best coffee shops in America? History major, Dylan Washington, paired up with fellow Baylor Bear, John David Beard, to roast coffee beans, and the rest is history.