The College of Arts and Sciences history graduate program is a community of scholars pursuing the study of a wide range of geographical areas and topics.
The University of Oregon supports the study of history through an array of related interdisciplinary programs and a research library of more than two million volumes, along with many other resources.
The history department has an outstanding graduate faculty. The faculty is large enough to have a wide array of geographical and thematic specialties, but small enough to provide close working relationships between faculty and graduate students, as well as a collegial environment.
The PhD program combines an emphasis on research and teaching designed to equip students to compete successfully for faculty positions. Students can engage with specific focal fields in:
- North American West/ Borderlands
- Indigenous People/Native Americans
- Pacific history
- Modern US
- Modern Africa
- Asia (with particular strengths in the history of China and Japan)
- Latin America
- Early Modern and Modern Europe
- History of Women/Gender/Sexuality
- Environmental history
- History of Science, Technology and Medicine
- Intellectual History
- History of the Book
- Architectural History
Most doctoral students come to UO with a master’s degree however, a small number of highly qualified students with bachelor’s degrees may be admitted to the PhD program.
Application at a Glance
You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website. The following are required for your application:
- Official Transcripts
- English Language Proficiency Requirement
- Financial Verification for International Applicants
Program-Specific Application Requirements:
- Letters of Recommendation
- Statement of Purpose
- Writing Sample