Dept. of History
908 Gladfelter Hall (025-24)
1115 W. Berks St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6089
Anti-Colonial Movements, Cultural, Diplomatic, Gender, Historical Methods, Imperialism, International, Military, Political, Public, Race and Ethnicity, Religious, Sexuality, and Social
The Ph.D. program emphasizes the intellectual and cultural breadth and expertise necessary for college and university teaching and for creative, effective scholarship.
Special Programs or Resources
Temple houses the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy, the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History, the Journal of the Early Republic, the Biographical Dictionary Project of Early Pennsylvania Legislators, and the Urban Archives.
Students admitted to the doctoral program will be considered for University Fellowships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, academic internships or readerships, each of which carries a stipend plus waiver of tuition and most fees. Either partial or full tuition scholarships are also awarded, if a student applies for financial aid.
11 course minimum, 3 field written exam, 1 language exam, 1 oral and a final defense. All Ph.D. students have to enroll on a full-time basis. They are expected to complete course work within two years and advance to Ph.D. candidacy within three years of matriculation.
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: 41
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Large [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 86
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 12
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: -1%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 107
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Large [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1970
History PhDs conferred to Date: 248
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 6
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Medium [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012