Application Deadline: December 1st
The Department of History offers separate graduate degrees (M.A./Ph.D.) in History and in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology. Our programs are 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 accept applications from students who wish to earn only the M.A. if they have external funding or are self-funded. If you are interested in applying to earn a terminal M.A. degree, you are strongly encouraged to contact potential advisors prior to completing an application. Students receive the M.A. as a milestone while in the Ph.D. program.
Please Note: Before applying for a terminal M.A., you are strongly encouraged to contact potential advisors from our faculty prior to completing an application. We admit terminal M.A. applicants on a very limited basis and the probability of admission is low. In addition, there is no funding guarantee and applicants must have external funding or be self-funded.
In the History degree program, graduate training is organized around primary fields of study. Although most of our students are trained in a single field, students whose research interests span more than one field have the option to craft an individual plan of study that enables them to work closely with faculty members who specialize in different geographical areas. Students may also concentrate their studies in their primary field through one of our formal thematic programs: Gender and Women’s History, Jewish History, and War in Society and Culture. Other options include our Bridge Program with the Department of Afro-American Studies and the Joint Ph.D., e.g., with Educational Policy Studies.
To apply to our graduate program, begin here.