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.

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. Kenneth Bindas or graduate coordinator, Dr. Elaine S. Frantz
Thanks for your interest in the Department of History.

Dr. Kevin Adams, Associate Professor and Chair, History 


New History-to-Law School Pathway

The Department of History is excited to announce a new program to allow History majors to matriculate directly into both the University of Akron School of Law and the John Marshall School of Law at Cleveland State University. It is called a 3+3 Program.

The link below details the process of going from a Bachelor of Arts in History from KSU to a law degree at either UA or CSU. This 3+3 Pathway gives students a quicker and more efficient path to their law degree.

If you have questions please contact the department’s Undergraduate Coordinator, Dr. Kenneth Bindas @ kbindas@kent.edu.

3+3 with Marshall School of Law at CSU

3+3 with University of Akron School of Law

  • 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.