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Placement of Recent Graduates

Placement Information
University of Minnesota, Department of History

Since 2004, 130 students have completed PhDs in History at the University.  We have employment data on all but 15 of these students.  Despite a tough job market, 84% of our 130 graduates since 2004 are in academic or academic related appointments; 64% (83 out of 130) hold tenure-track or tenured academic appointments.  Our graduates hold tenured and tenure-track appointments at major state flagship universities, elite private universities, and leading liberal arts colleges, as well as at smaller regional, state university branch campuses.  A small, but growing number of students use their PhDs to pursue non-academic careers in public history, museums and libraries, the non-profit sector and NGOs and business.

A sampling of institutions where our students have accepted tenure-track positions since 2004 (includes non-North American institutions with varying tenure systems)

Arizona State University
Capital Normal University (Beijing)
Coe College
College of Saint Rose
Eastern Michigan University
Elizabeth City State University
Empire State College/SUNY
Erskine College
Indiana University
Kingsborough Community College (NY)
Macalester College
Maryland Institute College of Art
Northland College
Ohio Wesleyan University
Old Dominion University
Princeton University
Queensborough Community College
Reinhardt University
Renmin University of China
Rutgers University
Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan
San Francisco State University
Seattle Pacific University
St. Cloud State University
Susquehanna University
Texas Lutheran University
Tunghwa University Taiwan
University of Akron
University of Eastern Kentucky
University of Maine at Farmington
University of Malta
University of Maryland
University of Minnesota Minneapolis
University of Minnesota Duluth
University of Minnesota Morris
University of New Mexico
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
University of North Texas
University of Northern Iowa
University of Oklahoma
University of South Carolina Upstate
University of St. Catherine's
University of Vermont
University of Virginia at Wise
University of Wisconsin Green Bay
University of Wisconsin Madison
University of Wisconsin Stout
Wake Forest College
West Virginia University
Western Oregon University
Westminster College (Fulton, MO)
Winona State University
York University

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