48 months
57010 USD/year
57010 USD/year
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The Johns Hopkins Department of History at Johns Hopkins University welcomes graduate students as members of a diverse and congenial community of scholars. The department takes seriously the idea that graduate students are junior colleagues with much to contribute. 


The History program at Johns Hopkins University is designed for students who wish to proceed directly to the PhD degree and aims primarily to train students for careers as research scholars and university teachers. At the same time, we also recognize and support students who choose to pursue other career options.

The Hopkins history department is the oldest PhD program in history in the United States and the recipients of our degrees hold distinguished positions in universities and colleges in this country and abroad.

Learning outocmes

The department continues to pioneer new areas of research. The department’s particular areas of strength include history of the United States, Europe from medieval times through the 20th century, Latin America, Africa, Modern Russia, and China. 

Most members of our faculty focus on social, economic, intellectual, and cultural history. In addition to the department’s long-distinguished concentration in the Atlantic world, it hosts clusters of faculty with common interests in transnational, comparative, urban, imperial, and gender history. We endeavor to recruit students with a similarly varied set of interests and orientations.

The combination of flexibility, independence, scholarly collegiality, and intensity of intellectual exchange offered by the Hopkins program gives it a distinctive character. The weekly department seminar, attended by faculty and graduate students, is the center of intellectual life in the department. 

The seminar—as well as specialized seminars in European history, U.S. history, and comparative world history—brings together students, faculty, and invited scholars from outside the university to discuss their research work. These seminars create a lively intellectual community in which graduate students quickly become contributing members.

The Hopkins history program places a high premium on careful mentoring of students by individual faculty. The decision to nominate any student for admission is made by the one or more faculty members who will become that student’s sponsor or sponsors. Applicants should indicate the proposed field of specialization and their interest in working with a specific cluster of faculty at a time of application.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Internship
  • Senior Thesis
  • Independent Study
  • Readings in the Early U.S. Republic/Nineteenth Century

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample
  • Personal Statement
  • CV
  • Academic record
  • Unofficial transcripts from all previous college and university study
  • At least two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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    57010 USD/year
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    57010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57010 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Baltimore

1240 - 2100 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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