Department of History

Experience History - students visit Fort Fisher historic site
Investigating the Past -  professor with books
experience history - students visit fort fisher historic site
a city rich in history - image of Wilmington

Welcome to the Department of History

Welcome to the website of the UNCW history department. We hope you find it useful for answering questions about our department and getting to know us. We hope you'll get any questions you might have about who we are, what we do and what we care about answered! We invite you to get to know our faculty, share some of our student success stories, and look into some of our ongoing projects and programs, including the Sherman Lecture Series and our innovative graduate programs, including our award-winning public history program and our online master's degree for working educators. We are proud of what goes on in our department and across our curriculum as we teach, research, and write about the history of just about everywhere. See our video here!

The History Department is pleased to announce that the M.A. program for professional history educators (ONLINE) is now accepting applications for admission in the Fall 2019 semester. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. There are a limited number of spaces, and we expect the program to fill up quickly, so those interested in applying are encouraged to do so soon! In the event that spaces remain in the program new applications will be entertained until July 1, 2019.