Connecting the Past with the Present 

The Department of History at Carnegie Mellon offers three distinct degree programs that focus on the connections between the past and present, and on how historical knowledge facilitates understanding of social, cultural and policy change. While different, the programs in ethics, history and public policy, global studies and history all emphasize training in research methods, theoretical concepts and analytical writing skills. The department is internationally known for its innovative historical and anthropological approaches to the study of history and social, cultural and policy change.

The Department of History offers four degrees: