History: PhD

Graduate Program in History

Jan. 5
Doctor of Philosophy
2 years minimum

Program Handbook

The doctoral program in history is a multidimensional program with exceptional strengths in European, Latin American, medieval, and United States history. One of the nation's leading recipients of major research fellowships, the department's faculty numbers over 40 and supports graduate work within and between these fields. Affiliated programs are in peace studies and the history and philosophy of science. The program emphasizes training in research, writing, and teaching and, given its emphasis on training academic historians, addresses the ethics, values, obligations, traditions, philosophies, and skills critical to the academic profession.

Last updated: 8/31/2023

Application Materials:
  • GRE General Test not required
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo for non-native speakers of English
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution; one must show conferral of a bachelor's degree. (Due upon enrollment)
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
  • Unofficial transcripts from each post-secondary institution required at the time of application. (Official transcript showing conferral of a bachelor's degree due upon enrollment.)

Alexander M. Martin
Director of Graduate Studies
Phone: 574-631-0364
Email: a.m.martin@nd.edu