Graduate School

student presenting his findingsA graduate degree is required to advance in many careers today. Our department prides itself on preparing our students to successfully apply to graduate schools and then complete their programs. Some of our graduates are pursuing Masters and Doctoral degrees in History, but many others have pursued their interests across a wide spectrum of fields.

students speaking in classOur senior course, Career and ePortfolio Workshop, provides students considering graduate study with information about the application process and supports them as they write application essays for a potential application to a school of their choice. Visiting alumni also share their advice in conversation as part of the course, giving students the benefit of real-world experiences.

Here are examples of programs in-progress or recently completed by graduates of the MCLA History program:

  • Bridgewater State University (Educational Leadership and Administration)
  • Clark University (Community Development and Planning)
  • Cooperstown Graduate Program (History Museum Studies)
  • Northeastern University (International Relations)
  • Providence College (History)
  • Roger Williams University (School of Law)
  • Salem State University (Higher Education in Student Affairs)
  • Simmons College (Archives Management, Library Science)
  • Springfield College (Athletic Administration)
  • Suffolk University (Ethics and Public Policy)
  • St. John’s University, New York (History)
  • Townson University (Nursing)
  • University of Chicago (Middle Eastern Studies)
  • University of Connecticut (Student Affairs Administration)
  • University of Massachusetts (Education)
  • University of Toronto (Library & Information Science)
  • Vermont Law School
  • West Virginia University (History)

History In the News

Stephanie Kopala

Timing is everything. Stephanie Kopala ’06, M.Ed. ’10, didn’t know that when she chose to complete her student teaching internship at Drury High School in North Adams, she would still be working there 14 years later.

Alexandra Kadell-Peltier

Alexandra Kadell-Peltier ’16 has taken what some people once told her was an insurmountable obstacle and turned it into a list of successes.