A PNW History Student

Department of History, Philosophy, Politics and Economics

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History, MA

Master of Arts

Because of the class sizes, I am on a first name basis with all of my professors...They’re always asking about my future plans and how they can help me reach my goals."

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I fell in love with the people in the department and the subject in general. PNW has become a second home for me.

PNW offered a perfect college experience for me. The connections and relationships I’ve made are my favorite thing about attending.

Emily Weber-Brokke, ’21, Political Science and Spanish

My history professors help me Power Onward. They all look out for their students and make sure they give their students the best they can offer.

Ariana Bulatovich, ’19, Master of Arts in History, ’21

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PNW provides a great learning environment for its students and resources for their success.


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Featured Alumni Sara Welsh: A Love for History

Sara Welsh graduated from Purdue Northwest with a Bachelor’s in social studies teaching in 2006.

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Purdue University Northwest Students Earn Spring Semester Dean’s List Honors

Purdue University Northwest’s 2021 spring semester Dean’s List recognizes 1,792 undergraduate students for their academic achievement.

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Fall 2021 Service-Learning Fellowships Awarded for Purdue-Community Partnerships

Purdue’s Office of Engagement has selected seven Purdue instructors for its fall 2021 Service-Learning Fellows Program, including Amlan Mitra and Pamela Saylor from Purdue University Northwest.

Important Dates

Aug 23

Fall 2021 Classes Begin

Welcome back! Fall classes begin today. Have a great semester.

Sep 06

Labor Day

There are no classes today and campuses are closed.

Sep 12

Deadline to Submit Intent to Graduate for Fall 2021 Candidates

You must notify the Office of the Registrar of your intent to graduate when registering for your final classes.

Oct 22

Fall Career Expo

The Purdue University Northwest Fall Career Expo is a career fair for students and alumni of Purdue University that are seeking full-time employment and internships across all industries and academic majors. 

Read the Third Issue of PNW’s Philosophy Magazine: “Symphony of Reason!”

pnw pondHear from ​seven authentic student voices reflecting on a range of authors (Plato, Descartes, Epictetus, etc.) and topics (truth, historiography, etc.). Read more