University of Utah
Dept. of History
Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Bldg., Rm. 310
215 S. Central Campus Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0311
Asia, Colonialism and Imperialism, Comparative Gender, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Religious, U.S., and World
Our graduate program offers the PhD in US, European, and Middle Eastern History, with minor fields and masters' degrees in Asian, Latin American, and World History, Comparative Gender, and Colonialism and Imperialism. Our program is relatively small; students work closely with faculty mentors and maintain a strong graduate student community.
Special Programs or Resources
The American West Center; Tanner Humanities Center; Middle East Center; Asia Center; Latin American Studies Program; Environmental Humanities Program; Special Collections at Marriott Library; Family History Library in downtown Salt Lake City.
The Department of History offers named fellowships to two incoming graduate students per year, in addition to Teaching Assistantships and Teaching Fellowships. Teaching Assistants work in a variety of capacities under the supervision of faculty members, while Teaching Fellows teach their own class. All forms of financial aid include a stipend and tuition benefit; teaching positions also offer the option to purchase health insurance at a discounted rate.
Candidates for the Ph.D. degree ordinarily must complete no fewer than 3 full years (6 semesters) of approved graduate coursework, inclusive of work for the master's degree.
Advanced proficiency in one modern foreign language is required of all Ph.D. candidates in the Department of History.
Qualifying Examinations for Ph.D. students consist of a written comprehensive exam in the major field and either written exams or portfolios in the minor fields. An oral exam follows the written exam.
Ph.D. students must also complete and defend a dissertation in their major field.
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: 25
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Medium [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 29
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 5
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 41%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 68
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Medium [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1949
History PhDs conferred to Date: 123
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 2
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Small [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012