Welcome to the Department of History at Kent State University. We offer both major and minor programs at the undergraduate level, as well as M.A. and Ph.D. programs for advanced study in history. The department’s course offerings at all levels are chronologically, geographically, and topically broad. With a presence on six of Kent State’s eight campuses, the department’s faculty presently number two dozen and include many award-winning teachers and researchers.

*****During the current pandemic, our department office is open to the public from 10 am to 3 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 12 pm to 5 pm on Wednesdays.  We can be reached at other times via email at adennis@kent.edu or by directly emailing a faculty member, as listed on this site.*****


Take advantage of our website to find information about our course offerings, programs of study, faculty and more.  Additional information may be obtained by contacting our undergraduate coordinator, Dr. Elizabeth Smith Pryor, or graduate coordinator, Dr. Elaine S. Frantz
Thanks for your interest in the Department of History.

Dr. Kevin Adams, Associate Professor and Chair, History 

  • Undergraduate Programs

    Undergraduate Programs

    At the undergraduate level, the Department of History offers a B.A. degree and a minor in History.

  • Graduate Programs

    Graduate Programs

    Kent State University’s Graduate Program in History offers two degrees: the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy.