On rare occasions, exceptional Master's candidates who have completed all the course work requirements for the M.A. will be invited by the Graduate Committee of the Department of History to consider transferring into the Ph.D. program.

Degree Requirements

Students must maintain continuous registration in HIST 996.0

  • GPS 960.0
  • GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
  • GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects
  • HIST 990.0 (attendance; practice job interview)
  • HIST 996.0
  • a minimum of 21 credit units, at least 9 credit units of which must be history
  • doctoral candidacy assessment
  • language requirement: A reading and writing competency in a second language
  • successful oral dissertation defense