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History at Georgetown University

If you are interested in studying history, you may want to check out the program at Georgetown University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Georgetown is located in Washington, District of Columbia and approximately 19,371 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 43 history majors received their bachelor's degree from Georgetown.

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

Georgetown History Degrees Available

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

Georgetown History Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks history programs across the country. The following shows how Georgetown performed in these rankings.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The history major at Georgetown 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 Bachelor’s Degree Schools 12
Most Focused History Schools 592

In 2021, 17 students received their master’s degree in history from Georgetown. This makes it the #29 most popular school for history master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 16 students who received their doctoral degrees in history, making the school the #3 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

History Student Demographics at Georgetown

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

Georgetown History Bachelor’s Program

56% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 44% of history bachelor's degrees went to men and 56% went to women. The typical history bachelor's degree program is made up of only 43% women. So female students are more repesented at Georgetown since its program graduates 13% more women than average.


About 58% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in history at Georgetown are white. This is below average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 7% 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 Georgetown University with a bachelor's in history.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 25
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

Georgetown History Master’s Program

53% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 17 students who earned a master's degree in History from Georgetown in 2020-2021, 47% were men and 53% were women.


Of the students who received a history master's degree from Georgetown, 59% were white. This is below average for this degree on the natiowide level.

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 10
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Georgetown also has a doctoral program available in history. In 2021, 16 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 Georgetown University. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
History 76

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 DC, the home state for Georgetown University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Managers 19,910 $147,460
High School Teachers 3,850 $65,180
Museum Technicians and Conservators 460 $68,460
Archivists 220 $74,860
Historians 210 $107,440


*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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