University of Delaware
Dept. of History
236 John Munroe Hall
46 W. Delaware Ave.
Newark, DE 19716-2547
America, Europe, and World and Comparative History
The Department of History offers M.A. and Ph.D. programs in American and European history as well as special programs in the history of industrialization (including history of technology), material culture studies, American Civilization, and Museum Studies, as well as courses in History Education. The department also offers more limited graduate study in Ancient, African, Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern history.
Special Programs or Resources
The University of Delaware possesses an excellent location for conducting scholarly research in the libraries, archives, and museums of the mid-Atlantic region. The Winterthur Museum and Hagley Museum & Library are affiliated with the University and are both located about fifteen miles from campus. The University's Morris Library contains over 2.4 million volumes, a wide array of periodicals, and an extensive collection of manuscripts related to the study of History. The University of Delaware campus is an hour's drive from central Philadelphia, two hours from Washington and about two-and-a-half hours from New York City.
Financial support from both university funding and private bequests enables the History Department to guarantee all doctoral students both tuition and a competitive stipend for four years. Subsequently, advanced graduate students can receive paid teaching assignments in place of financial aid.
Complete 30 credits of graduate work, of which at least 24 credits must be in History. The History credits must include:
Two of the Department's five basic historiography courses
Four readings seminars.
Two research seminars.
Demonstration of reading competence in a foreign language.
Passage of written and oral qualifying exams.
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: 41
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Large [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 78
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 4
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 65%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 85
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Large [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1964
History PhDs conferred to Date: 210
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 5
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Medium [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012