University of Nebraska
Dept. of History
612 Oldfather Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0327
Comparative World History, Europe, Digital History, German Studies, North American West, and U.S.
All Ph.D. students are admitted within one of three general areas- North America, Europe or World. At least 30 hours must be taken in this general area. Eighteen hours of coursework must be completed in the major field, chosen from North American West, American Society and Culture, Military/Diplomatic/International History, Indigenous Peoples, Pre-modern Europe, Modern Europe, German Studies, Comparative World History and Women's History. Courses taken in the major field will count toward the 30 credit hour requirement within the general area. The dissertation must be written on a topic within the major field.
Special Programs or Resources
Center for Digital Research in the Humanities; Nebraska State Archives; 19th Century Studies Certificate; Women's Studies Certificate.
All students who apply for admission to the graduate program in history are automatically considered for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship. Applications are due by January 15 for admission for the following August.
At least 18 hours exclusive of the dissertation must be in courses at the 900 level, or at the 800 level without a 300-400-level component. History 990 (Special Problems of Teaching History) cannot be used to meet this requirement of 18 credit hours. After substantially completing studies in the program, the student must pass a written and oral comprehensive examination in major and minor or related fields. The final examination is oral and is given by the Supervisory Committee after the candidate's studies have been completed and the dissertation accepted.
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: 20
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Small [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 44
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 7
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 25%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 56
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Medium [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1903
History PhDs conferred to Date: 232
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 3
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Medium [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012