Admissions Overview


Application Deadline: December 1st

The Graduate Program in History offers the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in history. Our program is designed to meet the needs of the Ph.D. candidate, and we offer funding only to students who intend to pursue the Ph.D. However, we also welcome applications from students who wish to earn only the M.A. if they have external funding or are self-funded. Please note that we do not accept applications for spring admissions.

Our graduate training is organized around geographical study programs — African History, East Asian History, European History, Latin American and Caribbean History, Middle Eastern History, South Asian History, Southeast Asian History, and United States History—and students also have ample opportunity to focus their studies thematically. Our special strengths are in borderlands and diasporas; environmental, intellectual, and cultural history; gender and women's history; labor and political economy; military, war, and society; race, ethnicity, and indigeneity; and religion and ritual. For a list of our faculty organized by specialty, click here. If you are planning to apply for admission to our graduate program, we strongly encourage you to contact directly the members of our faculty whose research interest most closely align with yours.

Beginning in Fall 2017-18, the graduate program in History of Science, Medicine, and Technology will become part of the Department of History. We will continue to offer separate graduate degrees in History and in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology. 

Although most of our students are trained in a single study program, students whose research interests span geographical areas have the option to craft an individualized program of study that enables them to work closely with faculty members who specialize in different geographical areas.

To apply to our graduate program, begin here.