University of South Florida
Dept. of History
SOC 260, 4202 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL 33620-8100
Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Worlds; Colonial through Modern U.S.; Latin America; and Modern Europe
The Ph.D. program at the University of South Florida features an innovative model of doctoral education designed to insure broad interdisciplinary connections with the related disciplines of Anthropology, English, Geography, Sociology, Political Science, and International Relations. Areas of specialization cover a number of fields, including Colonial through Modern US; the Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Worlds; Modern Europe; and Latin America.
The department's nationally and internationally recognized faculty creates a dynamic learning environment that fosters close interaction between students and teachers. We pride ourselves on training students to be scholars and teachers at all levels of education, while also offering preparation for careers outside academia in government agencies, historical societies, libraries and museums.
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Students admitted to the Ph.D. program will receive a four-year financial package that includes a Graduate Assistantship with a $15,000 per year stipend plus tuition. Therefore, admission to the Ph.D. program must be a full-time commitment and students should not plan to hold additional employment while completing the program.
A candidate is required to complete a total of 58 hours in the following distribution:
Interdisciplinary Pro-Seminar (3 hours)
Analysis of Historical Knowledge (4 hours)
Seminar in Comparative Studies (4 hours)
Major Field Studies (20 hours)
Interdisciplinary Electives (6-8 hours)
Capstone Seminar (3-4 hours)
Dissertation Writing Hours (18 hours)
Upon completion of 40 coursework credit hours (minimum), which will normally occur at the end of the third year, students must pass written and oral comprehensive examinations in the applicable major and minor fields, as well as an examination in the language or languages applicable to their field of research.
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: 28
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Medium [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 7
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 4
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 0
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Small [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 2013
Total History PhDs conferred to Date: Not reported
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 0
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012