Do you ever wonder why the world is the way it is? Does human nature and the human past fascinate you? Do you want to get the "big picture" of the world? Our students explore the complex breadth and depth of human nature and experience through historical, political, social, and cultural understanding.  At all levels of our curriculum, we provide students with the tools to think rigorously, to research and thereby generate knowledge empirically, and to articulate their thoughts coherently.  Our goal is prepare our students for success inside and outside the classroom.

The links below will take you to a variety of resources and information about our programs.  Please contact us with any further questions you may have at [email protected] or (406) 994-4395.

History and Philosophy graduates enjoy careers in a wide variety of fields including business, law, government, international business, education, research, public history, historic preservation, and numerous other areas.  Check out our career paths to find the best fit for you!


History and Philosophy

Explore what history and philosophy students study and where they work upon graduation.

Undergrad Degree Options

Learn about our bachelor's degrees and minors in history and philosophy. 

Graduate Program Information

Interested in our history graduate program?  Learn about our degree options, fields of study, and application deadlines.

Sample Courses and Syllabi

Check out featured courses and available history and philosophy syllabi. 


Meet our faculty and staff

History and Philosophy faculty members and staff are here to answer your questions.


Funding Options

Find out more about internships, financial aid, and scholarships available.



Do you have questions about changing your major? Advising?  Transfer student questions?  How to Study Abroad?  Graduation? We've got all the answers on our FAQ page.  We also have forms available for current students, graduate students, and faculty.


See what books our award-winning faculty have written.


Best of the Best!

Our students are amazing!  See the department awards they have won.

Student Clubs and Events

History and Philosophy student clubs!

Events to attend!

MSU Office of Student Engagement provides opportunities for students through programs, events, services, and activities.

Program Assessments

Measuring our success.