University of Texas at Arlington
Dept. of History
Arlington, TX 76019-0529
Africa, Europe, Latin America, trans-Atlantic, U.S., U.S. Southwest
The department offers a Ph.D. in transatlantic history from 1492 to the present. The program asks students to look at historical facts in new ways, to discover the interactions and interrelations between peoples and cultures around the Atlantic Rim. Students will study a wide array of historical developments that, over time, have contributed to the making of the interconnected world community we live in today. This program offers a structured and focused curriculum on transatlantic topics.
Special Programs or Resources
The Virginia Garrett Cartographic History Library, which contains 7,500 maps and 1,400 atlases and geographies. Special Collections has over 6,500 linear feet of manuscript archives. Recently, the UT Regents Special Collections Enhancement Fund designated $700,000 to Special Collections, an amount to be matched by another $700,000 in gifts from outside sources, for a total grant of $1.4 million. A Center for the History of Cartography was created in 1991, whose Director has published on historical geography. A faculty member holding an Endowed Chair in the History of Cartography also provides strong support for the Ph.D. program in Transatlantic History.
Six-year packages for applicants with a BA degree ($14,400 in the first year and $15,300 from the second year onwards) plus tuition waiver and Five-Year packages for applicants with an MA degree ($15,300 from the second year onwards) plus tuition waiver. In addition students can apply for Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. Graduate Research Fellowship ($4,000 for a two year period); the Utley Fellowship ($2,000 for one year).
This is an integrated MA/PhD program with 48 hours of course work. Competence in one foreign language is required for degree and additional languages may be required by the students committee. Comprehensive exams over three fields after course work is completed. They are both written and oral.
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: 23
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Medium [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 24
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 6
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 33%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 116
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Large [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 2002
History PhDs conferred to Date: 27
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 2
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Small [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012