University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dept. of History
309 Gregory Hall
810 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801-3697
Africa; Afro-American; American Intellectual and Culture; Britain and Empire; China; Colonialism and Post-Colonialism; Comparative Labor/Working Class; Europe; Japan; Latin America; Middle East; North America; and Religion in Pre-Modern Society
The Department of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers a comprehensive program in all fields. The Department is especially strong in cultural history, the history of race and ethnicity, and the history of gender and has superlative programs in US history, African-American history, European history, Latin American history, African history, and East Asian history.
Special Programs or Resources
Special resources at Illinois include a variety of Title VI area-studies centers for Russia and Eastern Europe, for Latin America, and for Africa. Important cross-disciplinary programs have been established in Global Studies, Women's and Gender studies, African-American studies, Latino/a Studies, Jewish Studies, and Asian-American Studies. There is also a thriving humanities center, the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. The University of Illinois has the third largest university library in the country.
Almost all students are provided with multi-year financial aid packages which consist of a mix of fellowships and teaching and research assistantships. Historically there has been a very good match between teaching assistantships and graduate students.
The requirements to advance to candidacy include 13 courses and the successful completion of three written qualifying examinations in each of the student's three fields plus an oral examination that focuses on the dissertation proposal.
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: 36
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Large [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 105
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 7
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 80%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 122
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Large [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1906
History PhDs conferred to Date: 681
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 9
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Large [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012