History Doctoral Programs

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Doctor of Philosophy Degree

Work leading to the Ph.D. degree is offered primarily in one of the department's four core areas. Detailed information may be obtained from the graduate liaison of the department.

In addition to fulfilling the special requirements for the master’s degree, the doctoral candidate must complete at least nine seminars (three in a specialized field, three in a comparative field, and three in a general area field), HIST 5001HIST 6050 and prepare for examinations over three fields of history. Reading proficiency in one foreign language is required of all doctoral candidates.