Dept. of History
200 Upham Hall, 100 Bishop Cir.
Oxford, OH 45056-1879
U.S., modern Europe, comparative women and gender, world and comparative
The Miami University History Department is not currently accepting applications for the doctoral program. Miami University's doctoral program equips students to pursue an academic career. It is a small program, admitting only one or two new students each year. Students are admitted to doctoral study only after completing a master's degree, at Miami or elsewhere. Miami offers the doctorate in two major fields: Origins and History of the United States and Europe since 1500. Minor fields may be one of those two, or one of the following: gender and comparative women's history, and world and comparative history.
Special Programs or Resources
Students gain classroom experience and teacher training under close supervision of permanent faculty. You will hone your skills in an atmosphere that values quality teaching.
All new doctoral students are awarded a teaching assistantship.
The degree requires 60 semester hours beyond the M.A.; at least 30 hours must be in course work other than the dissertation. Course work is followed by a comprehensive examination (written and oral) in the major and minor fields. There is an oral defense following completion of the dissertation.
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: 1
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 0
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 0%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 26
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Small [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1968
History PhDs conferred to Date: 115
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 1
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Small [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012