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.
History Doctoral Student, Patrick Leech, responds to Fulbright Scholarship and gives more insight to his research dissertation project in Hungary.
Baylor History lecturer, David Smith, is one of 12 to be honored as an Outstanding Faculty award for 2022-2023.
Josh Borderud, a distinguished alumnus of Baylor University, has accomplished much since completing his B.A. and M.A. in History here at Baylor.
Last year, Baylor set a school record when 13 Bears earned prestigious Fulbright scholarships — almost twice the previous BU record! — as part of the nation’s flagship program for international graduate student and education. And yet — 2023’s student honors may be even more impressive.