University of Georgia
Dept. of History
220 LeConte Hall
Athens, GA 30602-1602
Africa, Asia, Capitalism, Cultural and Intellectual, Environment and Agriculture, Europe, Film, Gender and Sexuality, Imperialism and Colonialisim, Latin America, Middle East, Political and Legal, Religion, Transnational, U.S., War and Diplomacy, Women's
Graduate Study in history at the University of Georgia offers many advantages: a top notch faculty; a small program allowing for a great deal of individual mentoring; the resources of a major research university; and an excellent record of placement. There are significant concentrations of strength in social and cultural history, early American, African American, American South, French and European, diplomatic/military, and Latin American history.
Special Programs or Resources
Graduate students in the history department are eligible to take courses and offer fields in a number of disciplinary programs. These include women's studies, African-American Studies, international studies, Latin American studies, Native American studies, and classical studies. Faculty from other departments join with history professors to direct student research in these programs. The University Libraries, ranked among the top quarter of research libraries in the United States, contain almost four million volumes. The libraries manage one of the best manuscript archives and historical repositories in the South.
Financial aid in the form of a variety of merit-based assistantships (which include remission of all but nominal fees) and enhancement grants is readily available to the most qualified applicants. Most of our graduate students have teaching assistantships with moderate work loads. Fellowships are available to exceptionally qualified applicants and finishing doctoral students. Travel grants for research and conference papers are available on a limited basis.
The granting of this degree presupposes a minimum of three full years of study beyond the bachelor's degree. At least two consecutive semesters of full-time work (i.e., enrollment for a minimum of 30 hours of consecutive course work included on the program of study) must be spent in resident study on this campus. A student must pass formal, comprehensive written and oral examinations before being admitted to candidacy for the degree. These examinations are administered by the student's advisory committee. A student pursuing this degree must also present a dissertation on some subject connected with his or her major field of study.
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: 49
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 13
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 80%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 61
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Medium [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1939
History PhDs conferred to Date: 273
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 3
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Medium [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012