The Department of History at Georgetown University is a collegial community of undergraduate majors, graduate students, alumni, and more than 40 full-time faculty members. Our faculty is broadly international in its range of skills and interests and we are known as a leader in global, trans-regional, and comparative history; we bring equal dedication to our scholarship and our students, recognizing that the synergy between research and teaching is a source of excellence in both.

Our degree programs include two undergraduate majors (one for students in Georgetown College and the other for those in the School of Foreign Service), two Master’s degree programs, and a distinguished Ph.D. program. 

The History Department faculty has been honored with many recent awards to faculty, including those from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Social Science Research Council, and the Ford Foundation, among many others. More than a dozen books authored by members of our faculty have been awarded national and international book prizes.

The Department also enjoys a reputation for excellence in teaching, both at the undergraduate and graduate level, and it counts among its ranks recipients of the Georgetown University Dorothy Brown Award and the Georgetown College Dean’s Teaching Award.  

For more information about the department, please take a moment to browse our website. For additional questions about our degree programs, course offerings, seminars, and conferences, please do not hesitate to contact us.