Ph.D. On Campus


Louisiana State University

36 months
29456 USD/year
29456 USD/year
12541 USD/year
Tuition fee
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History from Louisiana State University requires a major field, a minor field, a general examination, and a dissertation.


History from Louisiana State University offers concentration in US, British, European, and Latin American history. Students may also elect a minor field in Asian history.


A degree in History does not automatically qualify anyone for a certain profession, but the training one receives prepares him/her for all sorts of careers.  Some of our graduates pursue advanced degrees in law and business, some enter private enterprise such as banking and brokerage; some go to work in positions in federal, state, or local government, and some even enter medical or dental school, if they use their elective hours for the requisite science courses.  In a study by Forbes Magazine, the degree shared by the most CEOs of major American companies was History.

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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


54 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Master’s degree in history is required.
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  • A minimum combined score of 300 on the Graduate Record Examination.
  • Demonstration of sufficient writing and analytic skills in a writing sample as well as a statement of purpose.
  • Evidence of the applicant’s talent and suitability in three letters of recommendation from his/her instructors, at least two of which should be historians.

Tuition Fee

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    29456 USD/year
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  • In-State

    12541 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12541 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Baton Rouge

900 - 1400 USD /month
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