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What is History?

The UC History doctoral program is a small, high quality program, drawing on the expertise of a renowned and research-active faculty to provide professional skills in the discipline of history. We admit between 2 and 4 students per year. The program combines the resources of a major urban research university with small classes and individual mentoring. PhD students choose one major area of concentration, either European, U.S. or World history. More details can be found on the History Department’s web page.

Freshman Admission Requirements

Each of the following play an important role in the Admission Committee’s decisions:
• 3 Letters of recommendation
• Personal statement
• Transcripts
• Writing sample
• GRE scores

Application Deadlines

If you would like to submit an electronic application for the Doctoral Program please visit our On-Line Graduate School Application and complete the form. In order to complete the admissions process, you need to visit the Doctoral Program website or contact the program directly for information about application requirements or to inquire about materials that need to be submitted when applying to this program.

The application deadline is January 17.


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Doctor of Philosophy Degree in History

Full-Time Program Duration

5 Years


Uptown Campus West

Admission Criteria



Phone: 513-556-2557
Tracy Teslow