History at Harvard University
Harvard is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts and approximately 30,391 students attend the school each year. Of the 1,618 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in 2021, 118 of them were history majors.
Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in History section at the bottom of this page.
Harvard History Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in History
- Master’s Degree in History
- Doctorate Degree in History
Harvard History Rankings
The following rankings from College Factual show how the history progam at Harvard compares to programs at other colleges and universities.
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 Harvard 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.
|Most Popular History Schools||8|
|Best History Bachelor’s Degree Schools||9|
History Student Demographics at Harvard
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the history majors at Harvard University.
Harvard History Bachelor’s Program
Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 16% 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 Harvard University with a bachelor's in history.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||18|
|Hispanic or Latino||13|
Harvard History Master’s Program
Of the students who received a history master's degree from Harvard, 64% were white. This is typical for this degree on the natiowide level.
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Harvard University with a master's in history.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||2|
|Hispanic or Latino||3|
Harvard also has a doctoral program available in history. In 2021, 18 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.
Concentrations Within History
If you plan to be a history major, you may want to focus your studies on one of the following concentrations. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at Harvard University. A concentration may not be available for your level.
|Concentration||Annual Degrees Awarded|
- Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
- Communication & Journalism
- Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies
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 MA, the home state for Harvard University.
|Occupation||Jobs in MA||Average Salary in MA|
|High School Teachers||26,420||$80,020|
|Museum Technicians and Conservators||580||$56,100|
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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