About Us

The Department of History, Mississippi State University, is a nationally ranked, research-extensive, Ph.D.-granting department. Its efforts concentrate in and on the history of the United States and Europe since 1650 but the department also seeks to offer students some other aspects of the world’s history. MSU historians place the highest premium on the creation of new knowledge and interpretations in the field. MSU historians disseminate that knowledge and those and other insights to our undergraduate and graduate students, through professional organizations, and to society at large.