Your History PhD

The UC History Department is home to a selective and successful PhD program. While the program is designed to train future university teachers and researchers, a number of our PhDs have gone on to distinguished careers in government service and a range of other professions, including business and law. Our doctoral program is small by design as we usually admit between 2-5 students a year. This is one of our greatest strengths as it gives our doctoral students ample opportunity to work closely with faculty. Our doctoral students also benefit from generous funding for research and writing through departmental, university, and Taft Center funding. For a detailed description of the program, please see the PhD Program Guide.

If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please contact Sigrun Haude, Director of Graduate Studies, at

PhD Student

PhD Student Hard at Work in the Von Rosenstiel Reading Room