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History at Emory University

What traits are you looking for in a history school? To help you decide if Emory University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's history program.

Emory is located in Atlanta, Georgia and approximately 13,997 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 38 history majors received their bachelor's degree from Emory.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in History section at the bottom of this page.

Emory History Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in History
  • Master’s Degree in History
  • Doctorate Degree in History

Emory History Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the history progam at Emory compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The history major at Emory is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for History. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best History Doctor’s Degree Schools 16
Best Value History Master’s Degree Schools 154
Best Value History Bachelor’s Degree Schools 270

In 2021, 6 students received their master’s degree in history from Emory. This makes it the #148 most popular school for history master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 3 students who received their doctoral degrees in history, making the school the #69 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

History Student Demographics at Emory

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the history majors at Emory University.

Emory History Bachelor’s Program

45% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 38 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in history from Emory in 2021, 55% were men and 45% were women. The typical history bachelor's degree program is made up of only 43% women. So female students are more repesented at Emory since its program graduates 2% more women than average.


About 58% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in history at Emory are white. This is below average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 4% more racial-ethnic minorities in its history bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Emory University with a bachelor's in history.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 22
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

Emory History Master’s Program

67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 6 students who graduated with a master’s in history from Emory in 2021, 33% were men and 67% were women.


In the history master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 33% of degree recipients. That is 6% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Emory University with a master's in history.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 3
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Emory also has a doctoral program available in history. In 2021, 3 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within History

History majors may want to concentrate their studies in one of these areas. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at Emory University. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
History 47

Careers That History Grads May Go Into

A degree in history can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for GA, the home state for Emory University.

Occupation Jobs in GA Average Salary in GA
High School Teachers 27,620 $58,050
Managers 14,480 $118,060
History Professors 250 $87,150
Curators 240 $46,380
Museum Technicians and Conservators 190 $43,390


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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