Graduate Studies

Dr. Jennifer Westerfeld

Louis Gottschalk Hall
The University of Louisville’s M.A. program in History provides students with the opportunity to further their understanding of historical research methods, pedagogy, and historiography. With over twenty full-time faculty members, graduate students have the opportunity to take courses that cover the history of the United States, Europe, Asia, South America, the Middle East, and Africa, and that span time periods from the ancient world to the present. Graduate students conduct original research, gain a mastery of their major and minor fields of study, and learn practical applications for the skills developed within our program. Our recent graduates have gone on to pursue careers in secondary and higher education, law, government service, and with various museums and archives.  For more information on our M.A. program in History, please contact Dr. Jennifer Westerfeld, the program’s Director of Graduate Studies, at or at (502) 852-3756.

Research Opportunities

Graduate students in our M.A. program have the opportunity to work with faculty who are active scholars in a wide variety of fields and time periods. The department has particular strengths in the study of human creativity (material culture, architecture, theater, radio); women’s history (in the US, South America and Asia); religion; social justice movements; antebellum America; political and military history. The History Department also offers training in Public History. Some notable recent book publications include:

  • Christine Ehrick,Radio and the Gendered Soundscape: Women and Broadcasting in Argentina and Uruguay, 1930-1950
    • A. Glenn Crothers,Quakers Living in the Lion’s Mouth: The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865
    • Daniel KrebsA Generous and Merciful Enemy: Life For German Prisoners of War during the American Revolution
    • Thomas MackeyA Documentary History of the American Civil War Era Vol 1-4

    Click here for a full list of faculty and research interests.