Modern U.S. History

Ranked in 2013, part of History

A graduate degree in modern U.S. history helps students put current events in context. Professional historians may work in academia, consulting firms or government. These are the top graduate schools for modern U.S. history.

Rank School name
#1 Yale University

New Haven, CT

#2 Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

#2 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

#4 Columbia University

New York, NY

#4 Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

#6 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

#6 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

#8 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

#9 University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

#10 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

#11 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

#12 University of Texas—​Austin

Austin, TX

#13 Duke University

Durham, NC

#14 New York University

New York, NY

#14 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ

#14 University of California—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

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