The UP Department of History belongs to the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. It was founded on 3 June 1910 and is considered to be one of the oldest departments in the country. Since 1915, the department has offered graduate courses for students taking further studies under the master of arts program. The doctoral program, on the other hand, was launched in 1976.
The Department aims to equip students with the necessary training in historical methodology and to prepare them for teaching, research, or employment in institutions and agencies devoted to the advancement of scholarship in the fields of history and Philippine studies.
The Department is a leading institution in historical education, training, and research in the country.