Morgan State University
Dept. of History and Geography
1700 E. Coldspring Ln.
Baltimore, MD 21251-0001
African American History, African Diaspora History, and 20th-Century U.S.
The Ph.D. program in history trains students for professional careers as research scholars, as college and university professors, as public historians in archives, museums, and government and community organizations, and as curriculum specialists in secondary and elementary education.
Special Programs or Resources
Morgan State University and James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Virginia) have identified mutually beneficial objectives in establishing a co-operative Visiting Fellowship at James Madison University for an advanced Morgan State University Ph.D. candidate in History. The fellow teaches one or two courses during the first semester and is mentored by senior JMU faculty as he/she progresses on dissertation research and writing during the other semester.
Graduate Assistantships; Teaching Assistantships; and Tuition Awards.
Thirty nime (39) credit hours.
Two written comprehensive examinations, one in the major area, and the second in the minor field of study.
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: 16
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Small [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 11
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 2
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 64%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 29
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Small [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 2000
History PhDs conferred to Date: 12
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 0
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Small [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012