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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News & Announcements

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Purdue University Northwest Graduates Encouraged to Be Bold in Their Professional Careers

Purdue University Northwest recognized 976 graduates during an outdoor commencement ceremony on May 15. Keynote speaker Alfredo “Al” Sori shared that graduates should possess three key character traits — integrity, respect and courageousness — to be more successful in their careers and lives.

Saul Lerner

Sharing Sad News of the Passing of Saul Lerner

It is with deep sadness that we share that Saul Lerner, a professor of history in the Department of History, Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Purdue University Northwest since 1967, died on Tuesday, February 8. He was 85 years old.

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Purdue University Northwest students earn fall semester Dean’s List honors

The Purdue University Northwest (PNW) 2021 fall semester Dean’s List recognizes 1,703 undergraduate students for their academic achievement.

Important Dates

Jul 01

Deadline to Submit Summer 2022 Residency Application

Summer 2022 Residency Applications and supporting documents are due by 4:30 pm.

Jul 11

Summer Third 4-week Session Begins

Final session for the Summer term

Aug 22

Fall 2022 Late Registration Begins

Fall 2022 Late Registration runs Monday, August 22, through Friday, August 26, 2022.

Aug 22

Fall 2022 Classes Begin

We’re excited to kick off another semester of learning and PNW Pride. Power Onward!

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

In this fourth issue, student contributors put together works analyzing morality of racism and vegetarianism, they also look at the appreciation of nature and the higher self. Additionally, students look at the works of Plato and St. Augustine and faculty contributors explore the works of John Locke and reflect on “Things.”

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