Florida State University
Dept. of History
Room 401 BEL
113 Collegiate Loop
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2200
Africa; Asia; Atlantic World; Europe; Latin America; Gender and Women's History; Intellectual and Cultural; Middle East and Islam; Public History; Religion; Science, Technology, and Environment; U.S.; and War and Society
We have overall strengths in U.S., Europe, Latin America, Middle East, science, public history and the Atlantic World.
Special Programs or Resources
In addition, the department houses the Weider Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution which interacts on campus with FSU's Winthrop-King Institute on French and Francophone Studies. The department also houses the Middle East Center, an interdisciplinary home that is growing very quickly. The master's program in Public History prepares students to enter careers in historic preservation, museum management, and archival management. The department also houses the Wallace Ward Reichelt Program for Oral History. The library has a very deep collection on French history and culture of the 18th and 19th centuries. Students can also learn archival skills working in the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience in the department.
Teaching assistantships and graduate assistantships are available for many qualified students. The department and the University also offer several competitive fellowships.
34 hours of course work are required at the master's level, plus a thesis, but there are no written or oral comprehensive exams. At the Ph.D. level, 30 hours of course work, and written and oral comprehensive exams are required.
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: 30
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Medium [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 79
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 6
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 59%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 132
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Large [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1962
History PhDs conferred to Date: 346
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 9
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Large [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012