The objectives of the program are:
To train high-level professionals capable of conducting original historic researches and to teach in Bachelor of the Arts and postgraduate levels, professionals able to reflect critically on the past and the present, and to analyze from the standpoint of history the crucial issues of our time..
To train professors and researchers with a solid theoretical background and vast methodological tools. They should be open to other disciplines and to the new trends in history and social sciences. This training will keep a relation with the main research areas and lines developed at the Institute in the fields of political history, economic history, social and cultural history, urban and regional history, history and international studies (Latin America, The United States and the Caribbean), and oral history.