History (PhD)

Degree: Doctoral Degrees

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Graduate study in history at the University of Georgia offers many advantages: a top notch faculty; a small program allowing for a great deal of individual mentoring; the resources of a major research university; and an excellent record of placement. There are significant concentrations of strength in early America, African America, American South, Latin America, Europe, diplomatic history, military history, social and cultural history, and the history of science.


Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Old College
Athens, GA 30602-1732
Phone: 706/542-3400

Academic Department

LeConte Hall
Athens, GA 30602-1602
Phone: 706/542-2053


Graduate Coordinator

Reinaldo Roman


The history department offers work leading to the MA and PhD degrees. The MA program in history consists of 30 semester hours, including HIST 7900 (Theory and Practice of History) and two other 8000-level courses. Additional requirements are: two colloquia in the major field and one colloquium in the minor field, reading competence in one or more foreign languages, a thesis, and an oral examination. Students holding a BA degree may also be admitted directly into the doctoral program. The PhD requires 30 semester hours beyond the MA. Further details on the program and the application process may be found at http://www.uga.edu/history/graduate.html.

The graduate program stresses research and writing under faculty guidance. In addition, students may receive practical experience in teaching by holding teaching assistantships. The department awards a number of teaching assistantships and non-teaching assistantships each year. Application for these should be made directly to the Instructional Coordinator for History. The deadline for applications is December 11.



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