Dept. of History
Madison, NJ 07940-4000
European and American Intellectual; Book History and Print Culture; British Intellectual; Modern French and Cultural; Irish History and Irish-American Studies; American Cultural; Memory; History of Science and Medicine; Gender and Sexuality; Modernism
The History and Culture program at Drew University is an interdisciplinary program in modern intellectual and cultural history. Focused on a select number of fields, the program is designed to expedite degree completion in five years and prepare students for non academic as well as academic careers. In addition to training in the fields listed above, students concentrate on a relevant theme or topic engaging the perspectives and methodologies of literary studies, religious studies, the classics and philosophy, political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, and the arts. Through workshops and internships, students also gain experience in editing, digital media, museum and archival practices. The program aims to produce sophisticated and articulate thinkers who can draw from multiple fields of knowledge to tackle issues of scholarly and public importance.
Special Programs or Resources
Located near the major libraries and research collections of the New York metropolitan area, Drew also hosts the United Methodist Archives. The archives contain over 9,000 cubic feet of official records and private documents relating to Methodist church history and Protenstatism in general. Drew also provides an editorial base for the journals Methodist History, Book History, Modernism/Modernity, and the undergraduate research journal, The Drew Review.
A select number of qualified doctoral students receive full financial support with up to $20,000 stipends a year for five years. Others (both MA and Ph.D.) receive tuition discounts up to 100% awarded on a merit basis.
The doctorate requires 12 courses, a comprehensive "portfolio" to be produced at the completion of coursework, and the doctoral dissertation. The portfolio comprises three historiographical essays, a published book review, a public presentation, an article written for a popular journal, and the dissertation prospectus. Students receiving a stipend are also required to perform an internship, TA an undergraduate history class, and adjunct two courses at a nearby university. Applicants should consult the online catalog for the complete program requirements.
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: 9
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Small [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 46
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 16
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 85%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 37
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Small [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1986
History PhDs conferred to Date: 31
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 2
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Small [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012