Millersville is the only institution in southeastern Pennsylvania outside the Philadelphia area to grant advanced degrees in history, Baccalaureates in Liberal Arts and in Education, and a Master of Arts in History.

The department offers a quality program in either Liberal Arts or Education. Our faculty, which is recognized as being dedicated to teaching, historical research, and the profession, maintains a strong commitment to scholarship. In addition to offering a wide range of courses in the traditional fields of United States history and European history, the department also offers courses dealing with Africa, Latin America, the Atlantic, the Middle East, Violence, Women, and the Holocaust. Undergraduate students may also qualify to matriculate in the history department's Master of Arts Degree in History to enhance their undergraduate experiences.

Extracurricular events are vital for a thorough education. The department hosts a variety of conferences and colloquia, and there is a student-run History Club. In addition, the department annually presents a variety of academic awards to students majoring in history.

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Contact Information

History Department
McComsey Hall
P.O. Box 1002
Millersville, PA 17551

Phone: (717) 872-3555
Fax: (717) 871-2485

Projects & Activities

  • Violence in America
  • CIRS (Computerized Information Retrieval System) on Columbus and the Age of Discovery (temporarily unavailable)
  • The Winthrop Papers
  • The Annual Holocaust Conference
  • History Department Colloquium Series
  • The New Media Classroom - MU