University of California, San Diego
Dept. of History
H&SS Bldg., Rm. 5016
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093-0104
Ancient History, East Asia, Europe, History of Science, Latin America, Middle East, and U.S.
The UCSD Department of History offers graduate work leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy with concentrations in Ancient history, East Asian history, European history, History of Science, Latin American history, Middle Eastern history, and United States history. A Master of Arts degree in history is also offered, with concentrations in Chinese Studies, European history, History of Science, Judaic Studies, and United States history.
Special Programs or Resources
Students who wish to earn both the Ph.D. in history from UCSD and the Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law must apply to and be independently accepted into both programs under each of the campus' standards and procedures.
Several types of financial aid are available to graduate students: full or partial remission of fees and tuition, fellowships, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, readerships, and travel grants. Graduate students are eligible for one or a combination of the six forms of financial support.
A normal full-time program consists of twelve units per quarter. Ph.D. students are expected to complete at least one of the following minimum formal courses of study prior to their qualifying examination: (1) two two-quarter research seminars, three one-quarter historiography courses in the major field, and four other courses (which may be a combination of colloquia, conjoined courses, or directed readings, but which must include one cross-field graduate colloquium like History and Theory); or (2) three two-quarter research seminars (not necessarily in the same field) three one-quarter historiography courses in the major field, and three other courses (which may be a combination of colloquia, conjoined courses, or directed readings, but which must include one cross-field graduate colloquium like History and Theory). Students are encouraged to take their first research seminar in their major field during the initial year of graduate study. A maximum of four units per quarter may be taken in teaching assistantships. During the first year of residence, each student, with the approval of a graduate adviser in the area of concentration, selects one major field of study and two minor fields. Within the major field the student should indicate a special interest from which the dissertation may develop. The first minor is ordinarily a supplementary field within the student's area of concentration, while the second minor is a complementary field outside the area of concentration.
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: 84
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 18
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 90%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 80
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Large [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1971
History PhDs conferred to Date: 219
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 5
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Medium [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012