Program Summary

The doctorate in history is ideal for teachers, administrators, researchers and librarians who want to develop their historical knowledge to the fullest. In this program you will prepare for your exams while identifying and researching your dissertation.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: Ph.D. in History

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • History of the United States
  • History of East and Southeast Asia
  • History of Africa
  • History of Eastern Europe and Russia
  • History of Western Europe
  • History of Latin America

Program requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 3

Additional Application Materials: Writing Sample

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Assistantship Consideration
Fall March 1 March 1 January 15

For More Information

Department of History
Zulauf Hall 715
Program website
815- 753-0131

Director of Graduate Studies
Andy Bruno (fall 2018)

Sean Farrell (spring 2019)

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