The History Department at Truman is dedicated to offering thorough knowledge and analysis of historical events with application to current issues. Our faculty members facilitate a rich learning environment that can be tailored to a broad range of backgrounds and professional goals. Students are pushed to excel and discover connections through interactions with professors, classmates, and peers both within and beyond the classroom.
Degrees and Programs
Multidimensional Learning Environment
Supportive Learning Community
Faculty members in the History Department encourage students to explore their interests. The professors in this close-knit community are known for their extensive work in specialty areas covering:
- Medieval History
- Latin American History
- Modern American History
- Tudor and Stuart England
- East Asian History
Students studying history at Truman can complete exciting internships—from the Missouri History Society in St. Louis to the WWI Museum in Kansas City. One of the summer fellowship opportunities for history students offers a behind-the-scenes view of the workings of a museum in Old Deerfield, Mass.
Student Projects and Research
The professors in the History Department work with their students to design projects that fit in with the student's interests and goals.
One of the fellowship opportunities for history students is the summer fellowship program in Deerfield, Ma.
Because the history program is so flexible, students can earn credits through study abroad programs that contribute to their course of study. Our Center for International Studies can also help students explore financial aid opportunities for study abroad.
April 4, 2023
November 14, 2022
Truman students Bryce Lewin, Lucah McCullough, Austin Newton and Mary Wilkinson visited the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City, Missouri, Nov. 4. This field trip is part of the Judicial Archives Project internship they are completing this semester under the supervision of Mary McIntosh, local records field archivist, and Jason McDonald, assistant professor of history. Pictured left to right: Bryce Lewin, Lucah McCullough, […]