California State University, Sacramento
Dept. of History
3080 Tahoe Hall
6000 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95819-6059
American West, California, Europe, Public, U.S., and World History
The Department of History offers a joint Ph.D. in Public Historical Studies with UC Santa Barbara. The program offers concentrations in four areas: public policy; community history; business history; and public memory and history presentation. Other areas of research interest are supported by individual faculty, interdepartmental, and intercampus committees. This joint Ph.D. program combines faculty and resources of the Public History program at CSU Sacramento with that of UC Santa Barbara.
Special Programs or Resources
The History Department at Sacramento State is well situated to offer rich historical resources in Public History and related fields. The California State Archives, California State Library, and the Sacramento History Center offer unique opportunities for the study of local, Western and California History. The presence of many state and community agencies dealing with museums, archives, oral history, cultural resource management and historic preservation offers possibilities for stimulating internships, and the history graduate program is also able to draw upon rich materials in a number of areas of United States, European, and world history located in the CSUS Library, including the Tsakopoulos collection in Hellenic Studies and the Japanese American Archival Collection.
Contact the financial aid office at Sacramento State and UC Santa Barbara for the most current information.
Students are enrolled in full-time coursework for three years while preparing for four qualifying examinations (both written and oral).
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)
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Small [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 6
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 0
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: -1%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled:
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Large [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 2003
History PhDs conferred to Date: 2
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12):
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Small [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012