West Virginia University
Dept. of History
P.O. Box 6303
Morgantown, WV 26506-6303
Africa, Europe, Latin America,U.S., and West Virginia/Appalachian Regional History
The doctoral program in History at West Virginia University emphasizes all fields of US history, Appalachian/Regional history, modern European history, and modern Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, the department encourages research that is comparative and transnational in approach.
Special Programs or Resources
Students in the Appalachian/regional history emphasis have access to the West Virginia/Regional History Collection. The department also offers a minor field concentration in Public History.
Newly admitted doctoral students are automatically eligible to be considered for departmental teaching and research assistantships and university-wide doctoral scholarships. Almost all doctoral students in the program are supported. Funds are also available for travel to conferences and research sites.
24 credit hours minimum for the PhD; written and oral qualifying examinations in four fields.
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: 21
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Medium [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 49
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 8
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 73
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Medium [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1933
History PhDs conferred to Date: 183
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 4
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Medium [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012