Graduate Study in History and History of Ideas
The School of Arts and Humanities offers degrees for students interested in pursuing graduate work in history.
The MA in History is designed for students with interests in political, social, cultural and gender history. Most courses focus on the history of the United States, but course offerings also include the study of Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.
The MA and PhD in History of Ideas are designed for students with interests in philosophy, cultural and intellectual history, the history of ideas and/or interdisciplinary history. Most courses focus on the culture and thought of the United States and Europe, but course offerings also include the study of Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.
In all of these degrees, students consult with an assigned faculty advisor to fashion an individual program designed to offer both breadth and depth in the study of the past.
In addition to those forms of financial aid coordinated by the University's Office of Financial Aid, the School of Arts and Humanities offers supplemental support to graduate students through the awarding of teaching assistantships and grants from the Armstrong Fellowship Program. Students enrolled in all of the School's graduate programs are eligible to apply for these forms of aid.
MA students awarded teaching assistantships are eligible for support through four semesters of graduate study; PhD students are eligible for ten semesters (including any semesters as an MA student) provided they do not exceed 99 hours of doctoral credit.
The TA Application must be filled out and submitted to the Arts and Humanities Office (Jonsson 4.510) in February of each year. Offers for the next academic year will be made in April.
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies