University of Kentucky
Dept. of History
1715 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0027
Americas, Asia, Diplomatic, Cultural, Europe, Political, Religious, Science and Medicine, and Social
The Department of History of the University of Kentucky is a vibrant center of scholarship and teaching that has been training students for over 80 years. Our 33 faculty members have earned national and international recognition. We offer course work and training for undergraduate and graduate students in the history of the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa. All faculty teach introductory, survey, and topical courses as well as seminars.
Special Programs or Resources
Members of the department are involved in a wide range of interdisciplinary programs, such as Gender and Women's Studies, Africana Studies, African American Studies and Research, Appalachian Studies, Latin American Studies, and Social Theory. They also teach in the University Honors Program and the Gaines Center for the Humanities.
The department awards 22 teaching assistantships, two to three research assistantships, two fellowships, and usually has available five to ten assistantships in other departments.
MA plus 18 hours written and oral exam.
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: 28
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Medium [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 66
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 10
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 60%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 90
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Large [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1933
History PhDs conferred to Date: 294
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 5
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Medium [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012