Career Placement | Department of History | Kent State University

Career Placement

Placement for History M.A. Graduates

Although the vast majority of our M.A. program graduates go on to doctoral study in history, a number also choose law school or advanced work in another discipline.  And some program graduates, especially those in our Public History program, use their educations as springboards to full-time employment.  In recent years, M.A. graduates have gone on to further study or found permanent employment at the following institutions:

  • Cleveland Marshall College of Law
  • Emory University
  • Kent State University
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Nebraska
  • Notre Dame University
  • Ohio State University
  • Architect of the U.S. Capitol, Capitol Visitor’s Center

Placement for History Ph.D. Graduates

Graduates of our doctoral program have been similarly successful in securing permanent professional positions within a few years of graduation.  Most secure jobs at colleges and universities, no doubt helped by the independent teaching experience they acquire as part of our program.  Graduates have also found permanent public sector employment.  Recent graduates of our doctoral program are employed by:

  • Century College
  • Concordia College
  • Concordia University Chicago
  • Cuyahoga Community College—Western Campus
  • Kent State University at Ashtabula
  • University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Thiel College
  • Walsh University
  • Wheeling Jesuit University
  • Historian’s Office, U.S. Department of State