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History, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

The Ph.D. program requires a major field, a minor field, a general examination, and a dissertation. Ph.D. candidates in American and British history must prove reading competency in at least one foreign language. Candidates in all other concentrations must demonstrate proficiency in two.

Major Fields

Those fields offered by the Department are: US History (inclusive), Latin American History, Europe to the Middle Ages, Medieval and Early Modern Europe, European History since 1500, and British History. A major field committee requires at least three members of the graduate faculty, two of whom must be from the Department of History.

Minor Fields 

Each student must complete one minor field that falls outside the scope of the major field. Approval of the selection and scope of the field will be made by the student’s major professor and minor field professors. Typically, a minor field will require nine hours of coursework. 

Minor fields may be selected from the list of offered major fields, from Asian History, or an approved aspect or period thereof. Minor fields cannot fall within the same major field. For students concentrating in US history, the minor fields must fall outside the geographic parameters of the US.  Requirements for fulfilling the minor field will be determined by the student’s minor field professor.

Students may elect to take a minor field outside of the department, but only with the permission of their major professor. Requirements for an outside field will be determined by the outside department.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    54 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Seminar in American History 
  • Research Seminar: Special Topics in American History
  • Reading Seminar in Comparative History 
  • Seminar: Special Studies in History 
  • Thesis Research 
  • Dissertation Research 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    59

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Statement of purpose
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts
  • A copy of the name page of your passport
  • A completed Affidavit of Support and supporting financial documents 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29443 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29443 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29443 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29443 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12528 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12528 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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