University of North Texas
Dept. of History
1155 Union Circle #310650
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Africa, East Asia, Latin America, Medieval to Modern Europe, and U.S.
The University of North Texas offers the Ph.D. in History with concentrations in United States, European, and Military history. The graduate program has particular strengths in Texas history and in military history, but also has faculty interested in directing research in topics including U.S. women's history, African American history, Renaissance and Reformation, European economic history, and other areas.
Special Programs or Resources
The University of North Texas is home to an oral history program with holdings of more than 1,100 bound volumes of oral history interviews representing approximately 100,000 pages of transcripts. These include interviews on local African-American history, entrepreneurial history, the Holocaust, the New Deal, Texas politics, World War II and others. The UNT Library has a large collection of national newspapers, personal papers and other materials for U.S. and modern European history. The History department also has a Military History Center and publishes a scholarly journal, Military History of the West. An annual Military History Symposium brings to campus important figures in the military history of the United States and Europe.
New doctoral students are eligible to apply for positions as teaching assistants and teaching fellows, for departmental and university scholarships, and for employment within the department. Please contact the department office for further information and application forms.
Ph.D. candidates must complete a minimum of 36 classroom hours of graduate courses plus research and dissertation hours. Doctoral candidates take written and oral examinations in four areas of history including at least one in European history and one in U.S. history.
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: 29
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Medium [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 55
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 12
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 75%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 124
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Large [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1970
History PhDs conferred to Date: 134
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 1
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Small [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012