University of Rochester
Dept. of History
755 Library Rd.
Rush Rhees 364
Rochester, NY 14627-0070
American History, European History, and Global History
The graduate program of the Department of History offers its students the intellectual environment and scholarly resources of a major research university in a setting that facilitates close mentoring and fosters personal attention to individual needs and interests. Its distinguished faculty includes a Guggenheim fellow, several prize-winning authors, and many recipients of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Humanities center, the Fulbright Foundation, the Huntington Library, and the National Library of Medicine. Drawing on the particular research and teaching strengths of its faculty, the department offers Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in three fields of concentration: American history, European history, and Global history.
The Department of History has designed its Graduate Program to train professional historians at the highest intellectual and methodological level. It awards the Doctor of Philosophy degree to those individuals who have, in its judgment, demonstrated the capacity to undertake a career of teaching and research in history. It awards the Master of Arts degree to those individuals who have demonstrated substantial accomplishment in the graduate level study of history. The full support and influence of the Department stand behind all students who have successfully completed the program.
Special Programs or Resources
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All Ph.D. students receive stipends as well as tuition scholarships for at least 4 years.
90 credit hours; two qualifying examinations: written and oral.
Information from Department of Education
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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: 16
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Small [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 37
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 6
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 84%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 44
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Small [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1954
History PhDs conferred to Date: 290
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 4
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Medium [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012