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
#4 Columbia University

New York, NY

#13 Duke University

Durham, NC

#2 Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

#14 New York University

New York, NY

#4 Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

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

New Brunswick, NJ

#10 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

#2 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

#14 University of California—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

#9 University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

#6 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

#11 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

#8 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

#12 University of Texas—​Austin

Austin, TX

#6 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

#1 Yale University

New Haven, CT

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