University of California, Santa Barbara
Dept. of History
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9410
Phone 805.893.2992 (undergraduate), 805.893.3056 (graduate)
Africa, America, Ancient Mediterranean World, East Asia, Europe, History of Science, Latin America, Middle East, Public, and Public Policy
The graduate program in History is designed to train professional historians, with the Doctor of Philosophy being the degree objective for students. There are several fields of study within the department including Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern Europe, Modern Europe, US, Public History, Middle East, Africa, Comparative Gender, World, History of Science and Latin America.
Special Programs or Resources
Doctoral students receive special training within our department by taking classes for professional development in writing and teaching as well as a course that provides students with the practical knowledge needed for obtaining an academic position.
New doctoral students have an opportunity to receive fellowships that help with tuition along with departmental teaching assistantships.
Doctoral students must take a course on historiography, take three two-three quarter research seminars, pass a written translation of a foreign language and take a course from each member on their committee. A student will sit for three written exams, each three hours in length and sit for a two-hour oral. Students must present a prospectus at the time of oral examination.
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: 45
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Large [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 101
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 6
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 66%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 121
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Large [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1963
History PhDs conferred to Date: 325
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 12
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Large [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012