University of California, Davis
Dept. of History
1 Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and South Asia, U.S., and World
The UC Davis Department of History offers a doctoral program with concentrations in African, East Asian, European (including Great Britain), Latin American, Middle Eastern, and North American (including the United States) history. We have special strengths in the comparative history of borders, borderlands, environmental, science, and gender history, as well as in the study of social theory.
Special Programs or Resources
We offer designated emphases in Social Theory and Comparative History; in Native American Studies; and in Cross Cultural Women's and Gender History.
We provide multi-year (at least 5 years) packages of support to virtually all of our admitted students. These cover the majority of fees and tuition plus a stipend. The recipients serve as research assistants or as teaching assistants.
During their first two years in residence, most students complete their coursework: 44 units in graduate seminars. This includes one year-long graduate seminar meant to produce a chapter-length work that can serve as the basis for the dissertation. During the third year, most students advance to candidacy by completing a minor field, by passing a comprehensive exam in the major field, and by defending a prospectus for the dissertation. In addition, each student must fulfill a foreign language requirement which varies by field.
Information from Department of Education
(Includes information on the size, location, and general characteristics of faculty and student body)
Information from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
(Includes rating of the institution's rating of the graduate instructional program and size and setting)
Full-time Faculty: 38
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Large [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 56
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 7
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 93%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 78
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Medium [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1967
History PhDs conferred to Date: 165
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 8
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Large [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012