University of California, Los Angeles
Dept. of History
6265 Bunche Hall, Box 951473
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1473
Africa, Ancient, China, Japan, Jewish, Latin America, Medieval, Middle East, Modern Europe, Science, South and Southeast Asia, and U.S.
The UCLA Department of History is a community of scholars who seek to understand the past and strive to introduce students to the process of historical thinking. It is one of the most highly acclaimed History departments in the nation, with a faculty internationally renowned as teachers and scholars. It is one of the largest History departments in the United States, with 65 faculty members, nearly 1300 undergraduate majors and almost 200 full time graduate students. With course offerings and graduate training that cover much of the globe, from the ancient world to the present, the department offers the foundation of a broad-based education for an informed citizenry.
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The Department offers a number of fellowships to incoming students. Fellowship packages normally grant four or five years of funding (with various combinations of fellowships and teaching assistantships). To maintain their support packages from year to year, students must show satisfactory progress in the graduate program.
We highly recommend that all applicants apply for other forms of financial assistance.
Those who begin the program without fellowship packages are eligible to apply for research assistantships through an individual faculty member. Graduate students may also serve as paid Readers for undergraduate lecture courses. Readers are responsible for grading a portion of student papers and exams.
Teaching assistantships are not available to first-year graduate students. Students can apply during Winter quarter of their first year for teaching assistantships effective the following year.
In addition to these departmental awards, we strongly encourage students to apply for external awards such as Fulbright, Ford, etc. More information on external fellowships can be found on the Graduate Division website at www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/stusup/index.html.
Student loan information can be obtained from the UCLA Financial Aid Office at www.fao.ucla.edu/.
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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: 71
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Large [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 201
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 12
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 80%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 218
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Large [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1939
History PhDs conferred to Date: 1180
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 20
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Large [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012