University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Dept. of History
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
Global, Modern Studies, Public, and Urban
The Department of History offers M.A. and Ph.D. programs that prepare students for careers in historical research, in teaching, and in archives, museums, historical societies, historic preservation agencies, libraries, and government. Its courses cover a wide array of geographically, chronologically, and thematically defined topics.
At the Ph.D. level, the Department offers training in three doctoral concentrations:
The Department also participates in interdisciplinary Master's and doctoral programs in Urban Studies.
Special Programs or Resources
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Approximately 14 Dissertation Fellowships are awarded to students with dissertator status. Applicants must have obtained dissertator status by September 1 of the award year. Fellows currently receive a stipend of $14,000 for the 2007-08 academic year. The application deadline is November 1. Awards are announced by mid-January. Application materials should be submitted to the Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History, Holton Hall, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201.
There are a number of opportunities for external funding for research work, including but not limited to small targeted grants to use research collections, grants that support research in particular subject areas and fellowships for overseas research. Contact the Director of Graduate Studies for more information about these possibilities.
The Department of History offers a Ph.D. program that prepares students to enter the highest levels of the discipline, as well as related fields of knowledge and practice, through three areas of concentration: modern studies, global history, and urban history.
To earn the Ph.D., students must have accumulated at least 54 graduate credits, at least 30 of them taken at the post-master's level. Precise numbers of credits and actual course requirements while in Ph.D. status will be determined after a review of the applicant's previous course work.
Doctoral students may not accumulate more than 6 credits in U/G courses or more than 6 credits in independent study without the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies. Of the 54 credits, at least 9 must be taken in fields other than History. No more than 18 credits in courses outside of History may be counted toward the doctoral degree.
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: 27
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Medium [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 16
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 4
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: -1%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 55
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Medium [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1990
History PhDs conferred to Date: 23
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 0
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Small [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012