Texas Christian University
Dept. of History and Geography
TCU Box 297260, Reed Hall 308
2800 S. University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76129
Latin America and U.S.
The provides virtually all graduate instruction in seminars, which typically contain no more than 10 students. The Ph.D. requires 30 credit hours of course work, excluding dissertation hours, beyond the M.A. and candidates must complete on year in residence as a full-time student. Students must demonstrate reading knowledge of at least one modern foreign language.
Special Programs or Resources
The TCU Library holds the papers of Amon Carter, a Fort Worth businessman who was involved in newspapers, radio, television, and aviation and whose art collection and philanthropy established Fort Worth's Amon Carter Museum. TCU also holds the papers of Jim Wright, former Speaker of the House of Representatives. The National Archives and Records Administration, Southwest Region, is in Fort Worth, and the Amon Carter Museum and For Worth Public Library have collections valuable for research in local, state, and American West history.
The department offers one fellowship each year to an incoming student and has more than 20 teaching assistantships, which include stipend and tuition credits for full-time study. Sometimes assistance in the form of tuition credits only is available. The department awards two dissertation fellowships each year.
Students must complete 30 credit hours of course work, excluding dissertations hours, beyond the M.A., demonstrate reading knowledge of at least one modern foreign language, pass written and oral qualifying exams, and write and defend a dissertation.
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: 19
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Small [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 42
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 11
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 83%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 86
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Large [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1967
History PhDs conferred to Date: 190
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 5
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Medium [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012