Dept. of History
450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 200
Stanford, CA 94305-2024
Africa, Ancient, Britain, Early Modern Europe, East Asia, Eastern Europe/Russia, Jewish, Latin America, Medieval Europe, Middle East and Central Asia, Modern Europe, History of Science, TIG (Transnational, International, and Global), and United States
The primary goal of Stanford's Department of History's graduate program is the training of scholars. Most students who receive doctorates in the program will go on to teach at colleges or universities.
Special Programs or Resources
The University Library maintains strong general collections in almost all fields of history. It has a very large microtext collection, a number of valuable special collections including the Borel Collection on the History of California; the Brasch Collection on Sir Isaac Newton and scientific thought during his time; the Gimon Collection on French political economy. The Hoover Institution collection includes government documents, newspaper and serial files and organization and party publications. The University Library and the Hoover Institution also possess some of the richest collections available anywhere on the British labor movement; Eastern Europe, including the Soviet Union; East Asia; and Africa since 1860, especially French-speaking Africa, the former British colonies, and South Africa. The Center for Teaching and Learning is a university-wide resource on effective teaching, public speaking for faculty, lecturers, and teaching assistants and on both effective learning and public speaking for undergraduates and graduate students.
Students who are admitted with financial support are provided multiple years of support through fellowship, teaching and research assistantships, and tuition grants. Applicants should indicate on the admissions application whether or not they wish to be considered for such support. No separate application for financial aid is required.
Degree requirements include, but are not limited to, completion of a minimum of 135 units, satisfying the department's teaching requirement, certified competence in other language(s) where appropriate, successful completion of the University oral examination, completion and submission of 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: 39
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Large [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 106
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 16
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 97
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Large [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1910
History PhDs conferred to Date: 832
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 13
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Large [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012