St. John’s University
Dept. of History
8000 Utopia Pkwy.
Jamaica, NY 11439
Africa, America, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Modern World History
The Doctor of Arts Degree in Modern World History (http://www.stjohns.edu/academics/graduate/liberalarts/departments/history/programs/overview) is a doctoral degree that provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of modern world history, focusing on the study of modernization and globalization with a strong pedagogical component that encourages global awareness in teaching. It is a liberal arts program designed primarily for teachers in community colleges and secondary schools as well as professionals in the business and non-profit sectors. The program includes a research component which has practical applicability in the classroom with either academic or professional competence or both. The D.A. program in Modern World History is solidly grounded in history and integrated with a diversity of disciplines, including anthropology, economics, geography, philosophy, political science, religious studies, and sociology.
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A limited number of University Doctoral Fellowships and Doctoral Fellowships are available to qualified full-time graduate students. Applicants seeking University Doctoral Fellowships or Doctoral Fellowships are encouraged to submit GRE general and subject scores.
University Doctor of Arts Fellowships are available to qualified part-time students, provide tuition remission and fees for up to two graduate courses in each semester of the academic year. Based on academic merit, recipients render no service and receive no stipends.
The minimum number of credits required for students with a master’s is 51 credits, including 6 credits for the research essay which is done after all course requirements have been completed. There are three different types of exams for the degree.
(1) Competence in Communication skills. Students must demonstrate writing competency in English. This requirement can be satisfied either by examination or by successful completion of a course in advanced composition, not applicable to the degree.
(2) The Qualifying Examination is taken upon the completion of three semesters of full-time study or 33 academic credits to determine the student’s eligibility to continue in the program.
(3) The Comprehensive Examination, taken before the student’s last semester of course work and within one year of the completion of all course, language, and residence requirements.
Information from Department of Education
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Information from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
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Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 32
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 8
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: -1%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled:
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First PhD conferred: Not reported
Total History PhDs conferred to Date: Not reported
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Last Updated: October 19, 2012