History Doctor of Philosophy

About us

The Department of History is committed to a tradition of academic excellence. Our large and distinguished faculty provides a notable diversity of historical fields for M.A. and Ph.D. students.

More than 90 graduate students from across the United States and around the world are currently pursuing degrees within the department. Many students and faculty members also participate in the programs and activities of other departments and interdisciplinary centers.

We are proud of our ability to accommodate a wide range of intellectual interests, orientations, and temperaments within our program. We also take special pride in our long and abiding commitment to affirmative action in the admission of graduate applicants. We have a record of graduating more African American PhDs than any other department in the country, and our graduates’ consistently strong record of academic job placement.

The university is internationally renowned for its research facilities and its support services.