Loyola University Chicago

Department of History



Welcome from the Graduate Program Director

Welcome to Loyola University Chicago’s History graduate programs. With strengths in Public History and US Social and Cultural History with specialties in Urban history, Digital history, and Women’s and Gender history, the Loyola History Department can help you reach your academic and professional goals through an array of world-class graduate programs. We offer master's programs in history and public history; a master's program in public history and library information science (jointly with Dominican University); and a doctoral program in history and public history. (For more information, please visit our program overview page.)

Led by a diverse and nationally-acclaimed faculty, our curriculum is designed to develop a deep understanding of the human past and to provide students with insight into the world in which they live through a perspective of time and change. Loyola History graduate students also have unparalleled opportunities for learning and exploration outside of the classroom. (For more information, please visit the History Graduate Student Association page.)

Infused by our Jesuit mission, we support study that deepens our understanding of the human condition, reflects a shared commitment to a just and humane society, and puts knowledge to work in the world.  We invite you to check out our faculty, the unique aspects of our graduate programs, and the interesting work of our students and alumni.

Patricia Mooney-Melvin, PhD