Department of History


Welcome to the ​Department of History at Sam Houston State University! We are proud to be among the largest producers of undergraduate history majors anywhere in the nation. We also host one of the oldest and most respected online MA in History degrees, as well as an 18 Hour Certificate in U.S. History.

Our faculty of award-winning scholar-teachers has produced more than twenty books and dozens of articles in the last decade. With research interests including Black civil rights, migration and cross-cultural exchange, religion and politics, urban space and the environment, and the lived, human experience of war, the Department of History is committed to innovative scholarship, student engagement, and pedagogical excellence. We invite you to explore our website for more information about our unique programs, state-of-the-art curriculum, dynamic classes, and student-led organizations.