Ph.D. in History

Thee History department offers an M.A. and a Ph.D. The graduate program focuses primarily on the areas in which the department is particularly strong in faculty and resources: Atlantic World, 1500-1800, including colonial United States, and Industrial and Modern America, 1800-present, with emphasis on social, cultural, urban, environmental, and technology topics. Most Ph.D. students develop their major field and their dissertation in one of those two focus areas. Other areas in which faculty interests cluster are cultural and intellectual history and gender. The department also offers an M.A. in Public History, which can also be taken as a minor field for the Ph.D. Graduate classes are small and students have direct access to faculty members.
Contact: Professor John Savage