Supported by a relatively small research focused department, the graduate program admits only a small number of graduate students each year. This low faculty to student ratio allows for a close working relationship between graduate students and their faculty advisors.
The graduate program also encourages students to develop innovative and self-tailored programs of doctoral study that cross conventional historical fields and employ interdisciplinary methodologies. Finally, the Department of History and the Graduate School are committed to providing students with the resources and financial support to realize their ambitious research plans.
You may study in any field covered by an associate professor or full professor in the Department of History. Graduate students often take courses with junior faculty, but only tenured professors direct graduate research. The Department of History specializes in the following fields which draw on the collective expertise of its faculty: African History, American Civil Rights History; Central European Ideas, Culture and Society; East Asian History; Empire and Imperialism; Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Middle Eastern History; and the Early Modern World.
Please review the website for the department to which you are applying for more detailed instructions.