Texas A&M University
Dept. of History
101 Melbern Glasscock Bldg.
College Station, TX 77843-4236
12 thematic research clusters, including Caribbean/Atlantic World, Chicano/Latino, and War and Society
The Department of History at Texas A&M University has recently restructured its graduate program to better express our strengths, breadth of coverage, and diversity of intellectual interests. With 50 faculty members and a lively community of over 70 graduate students, the Department provides an enriching educational experience emphasizing comparative, theoretical, international, and transnational dimensions of historical study. Graduate instruction is organized around twelve thematic "clusters": Britain and the Empire; Caribbean/Atlantic World; Chicano/Latino; Empires, Imperialism, and Colonialism; Gender and Sexuality in History; History of Science, Technology, Media, and Information; Pre-modern Culture and Change; Race, Ethnicity, and Migration; Religion in History; Southwest and its Borders; U.S. in the World; and War and Society.
Special Programs or Resources
The department awards approximately ten research grants of $1,500 to $5,000 each year to doctoral students who have passed their qualifying exams and are working on their dissertations. Other funding from the College of Liberal Arts and the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research is also available. Fifteen of our graduate students received prestigious external fellowships in 2011 from such agencies as the German Academic Exchange Service, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Smith Richardson Foundation, and American Council of Learned Societies.
There are four types of financial aid available to graduate students: Graduate Assistantships (GAT), Graduate Assistantships-Lecturer (GAL), Fellowships and Scholarships, and Travel and Research Grants. Please visit our web site for more information.
The PhD requires a minimum of 64 semester hours, including at least 18 semester hours of formal course-work divided into 2 areas of concentration: (1) a major area, 12 hours; and (2) a minor area, 6 hours. Additional required courses are set in consultation with the student?s advisor. Non-U.S. doctoral students are required to possess reading knowledge of two foreign languages prior to taking their preliminary examinations; U.S. students need one.
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: 48
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Large [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 58
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 9
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 43%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 77
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Medium [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1972
History PhDs conferred to Date: 129
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 3
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Medium [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012