University of Wisconsin–Madison

Our Graduate Program

Kate A. Everest, UW-Madison’s first History Ph.D., 1893

With some 130 graduate students and more than 50 faculty members, the Department of History is home to one of the oldest, most distinguished, and most comprehensive graduate programs in the U.S., renowned for its long and valued tradition of collegiality and openness. Our ranks now include the faculty and graduate students of the former Department of History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, one of the broadest, most prestigious academic programs of its kind in the United States. All told, our internationally recognized faculty has been mentoring distinguished historians since 1893.

Critical to our success over the years has been the invaluable support of our alumni, the Department of History’s Board of Visitors, and many generous donors.  We are especially indebted to the George L. Mosse Program in History , Program Manager emeritus John Tortorice, and current Program Manager Skye Doney. The Mosse Program’s generosity benefits our graduate students in a multitude of ways.

For detailed information on our graduate program, please explore the links below. You may also wish to review our Graduate Program Annual Report, 2016-2017 (pdf).