Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
Minimum Total Hours: 75 (post-bachelor’s), 42 (post-masters)
CIP Code: 54.0101
Dept. Code: HTY
Major/College Codes: HTY AS
College: Arts and Sciences
Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
The Department of History at the University of South Florida in Tampa offers Ph.D. applicants an enriching program of study, coursework, and directed research.
A Ph.D. degree in History can prepare students for a variety of careers in the public and private sectors where research, critical thinking, and writing skills are especially important.
Major Research Areas:
American History to 1877; American History post-1877; Ancient History; Digital Humanities; Early Modern Europe and the World; Latin American History; Medieval History; Modern Europe and the World; Russian History.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
- Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of recommendation on behalf of the applicant are required. These letters should come from academic sources familiar with the quality of the applicant’s scholarly work and indicate his/her PhD program potential.
- Statement of Purpose: A statement is required that delineates historical and intellectual areas of interest, proposed fields of study, educational and professional goals, the faculty with whom the applicant is potentially interested in working, and why the applicant sees him/herself as a good fit with the program.
- Sample of Writing: A sample of written work that indicates the applicant’s ability to write effectively and to conduct historical research and analysis must be submitted. Appropriate examples include a publication, seminar paper, or thesis chapter.
- Language: Applicants will provide evidence of proficiency in the foreign language(s) of their field(s) of study.