Program Introduction

The graduate program in History at Simmons College was established in 1992. There are currently 80 students in the program, most of them completing a dual MS/MA with an Archives concentration in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. The program has over 100 alumni, with about 12 students graduating on an annual basis.

Degrees Offered

  • M.A. in History
  • Other

Program Strengths

  • Archival Practices
  • Library Science Program
  • Material Culture
  • Museum Studies
  • Oral History

Credit Hour Requirements

40 for the M.A.; 57 for the M.A./M.S.

How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Financial Aid Available


Deadline To Apply

See Program website for details.

Internship Requirements

Required. Internships count for up to 10 credits and are arranged by the graduate program director.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Massachusetts Historical Society
• Historic New England
• Schlesinger Library in the History of Women of America
• John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
• Countway Library in the History of Medicine
• Dozens of other sites

Job Placement Assistance

We offer individual advising through the department and the Career Education Center.

Employers Who Have Hired Graduates from this Program within the Past Five Years

• Historic New England
• Massachusetts Historical Society
• National Archives and Records Administration
• Countway Library in the History of Medicine
• The History Makers
• Jewish Women’s Archive
• Boston Athenaeum
• Montpelier: The Henry Knox Museum (Maine)
• New York State Archives
• Tufts University
• Wellesley College
• Lesley University
• Harvard University Planning Office