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History, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Norman, OK, United States
The Department of History at the University of Oklahoma offers premier programs in History of the American West, Native American History, Latin American History, and Environmental History.
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Course Work

Each student will select three fields of study: a general field, a specialized field, and a comparative field. Our general fields (United States to 1865; United States Since 1865; Latin America) provide primary grounding in major fields. Specialized fields offer the opportunity to specialize while comparative fields push students to consider regions and periods beyond their primary areas of expertise. The specialized and comparative fields listed below are only suggestions. Students will want to work closely with their advisors to tailor their programs appropriately.

Specialized Fields

Students will normally select a specialized field from one of the department’s four “core” areas: The American West; American Indian History; Environmental History; and either colonial or republican Latin American history. Other specialized fields can be selected with approval of the Graduate Committee.

Comparative Fields

The comparative field must be outside of the primary area of study (general field) and should reflect a geographical and/or thematic diversity.  Americanist graduate students, for example, must choose a field that includes regional history outside of the geographical boundaries of the United States (e.g. a European or Asian country), or that includes transnational, cross-boundary connections (i.e. borderlands, Pacific Rim, immigration studies, indigenous peoples, Atlantic History and Culture, settler societies, imperialism, etc.) Creativity in this field is encouraged. Comparative fields must be approved by the Graduate Committee.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modern history
  • Introduction to the study of history
  • Contemporary history
  • World history
  • Ancient history
  • Medieval history

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Transcripts 
  • Financial Support Documentation 
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Admission Application Fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28263 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28263 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    18378 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18378 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Norman

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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