Dept. of History
129 Dickinson Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544-1017
Africa, Asia, China, Europe, History of Science, Latin America, and U.S.
The History Department at Princeton University offers course work at the undergraduate and graduate level in a large number of fields. A traditional strength has been European and United States history, but the department for many years now has established a preeeminent reputation for its expertise in the history of East Asia, Latin America, Africa, South Asia, and the Near East. It offers undergraduate and graduate training in the history of all parts of the world from antiquity to the present. The presence of more than 60 members enables the department to offer general survey courses in world history, East Asia, Europe, and the Americas as well as advanced seminars in historical methodologies, comparative history, war and society, Gandhi, and the history of the book. Members of the department are also involved in interdisciplinary programs, such as history of science, women's history, regional history, American studies, and European cultural studies.
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Enrolled doctoral students, within the Department of History, are supported by an annual fellowship, which includes tuition and stipend for the complete five-year enrollment period.
Nine graduate seminars are required within the first two years for the History Ph.D. program. The General Examinations, written and oral, are taken in the Spring semester of the second year of study. The Final Public Oral Examination is taken at the conclusion of the program.
Information from Department of Education
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Information from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
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Full-time Faculty: 44
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Large [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 146
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 31
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 100
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Large [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1894
History PhDs conferred to Date: 778
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 15
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Large [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012