University of Colorado at Boulder
Dept. of History
204 Hellems Bldg.
Boulder, CO 80309-0234
U.S.; Early Modern and Modern Europe; Gender, Sexuality, and Women's History; U.S. Diplomatic History; U.S. Environmental History; Women; Political ; War, Imperialism; Nationalism; Decolonization; U.S. Intellectual and Cultural History
The Department of History offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Please see our website (www.colorado.edu/history) for complete program and contact information.
Special Programs or Resources
The Center for British and Irish Studies (www.colorado.edu/ArtsSciences/british/room/). The Western History Archive at Norlin Library.
The Department makes every effort to recruit top applicants to its Ph.D. program. In the 2009-2010 application cycle, 43% of admitted Ph.D. applicants received offers of financial support. The Department employs 20-25 graduate students per semester as teaching assistants. ABD doctoral students are eligible to hold Graduate Part-Time Instructor (GPTI) positions. These positions provide teaching experience and involve complete responsibility for one or more sections of an undergraduate course. Both T.A. and GPTI positions provide a stipend and tuition remission.
A minimum of 45 semester hours of post-baccalaureate course work at the 5000 level or above is required for the degree, including a minimum of six hours of seminar work at the 7000 level. With the approval of a candidate's advisor, up to fifteen hours of prior graduate work in history, whether completed at the University of Colorado or elsewhere, may be transferred into the Ph.D. program. A comprehensive examination, consisting of written and oral components, must be successfully completed before the candidate advances to the dissertation. Please see our website (www.colorado.edu/history) for complete information on the Ph.D. comprehensive examination.
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: 35
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Medium [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 48
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 9
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 64%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 63
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Medium [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1929
History PhDs conferred to Date: 310
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 3
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Medium [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012