The Department of History offers PhD students dedicated mentors, accomplished peers, professional development opportunities, teacher training, and in-house research grants. Students graduate ready for faculty positions and careers beyond the academy.
Graduate study in history at the University of Georgia offers many advantages: a top notch faculty; a small program allowing for a great deal of individual mentoring; the resources of a major research university; and an excellent record of placement. There are significant concentrations of strength in early America, African America, American South, Latin America, Europe, social and cultural history, history of capitalism, gender and sexuality, war and society, religions, transnational history, and the history of agriculture and the environment.
The history department offers work leading to the MA and PhD degrees. The MA program in history consists of 30 semester hours, including HIST 7900 (Theory and Practice of History) and two other 8000-level courses. Additional requirements are: two colloquia in the major field and one colloquium in the minor field, reading competence in one or more foreign languages, a thesis, and an oral examination. The PhD requires 30 semester hours beyond the MA. Exceptionally qualified students holding a BA degree may be admitted directly into the doctoral program.
The graduate program stresses research and writing under faculty guidance. In addition, students may receive practical experience in teaching by holding teaching assistantships. The department awards a number of teaching and research assistantships each year.
The deadline for applications for admission is December 15. Further details on the graduate program and application process may be found in the history department’s website and its Guide to the Graduate Program in History at the University of Georgia.
Degree Awarded: PhD
Degree Code: PHD_HIST
School/College: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Athens, GA 30602-1732
Academic Department: History
Athens, GA 30602-1602
Graduate Coordinator: Daniel Rood