History Graduate Admission for Fall 2021, (last updated Fall 2020)
The History Department has moved to a new model of admission in which it will be rotating fields in its admission process. We are especially interested in applicants who contribute to the department’s commitment to diversity and in applicants who are pursuing transnational and transregional approaches. Please contact prospective mentors before submitting an application.
This year, we will be admitting students in the following fields (to begin in the program in the Fall of 2021):
- Comparative Race and Ethnicity
- East Asian(Admitting students in the department’s newly expanded China program)
- Latin America(Admitting students with research interests in the Andean region of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in the Mexican Revolution, and in gender and transnational migration during the twentieth century)
- Middle East
- World History
Any questions, please contact Rhiannon Parisse (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Graduate Studies at UCSB
Our department offers graduate program training across a broad spectrum of time periods, geographically-defined and topical areas of specialization, and methodological approaches. While we continue to attract students in such long-established areas of strength as Medieval Europe, Gender, Twentieth Century U.S., and Public History, the graduate program reflects the dynamism of the field and the evolving interests of the faculty.
In addition to the fields of study offered within the department History graduate students also have opportunities to work with faculty in other departments, and to pursue PhD emphases in a number of interdisciplinary fields.
Since the department does not admit students solely for the purpose of obtaining a master’s degree, all applicants are admitted to a single M.A./Ph.D. program, designed to provide students with research training leading to the doctoral degree, pedagogical training and instructional opportunities in preparation for teaching at a range of post-secondary institutions, and a broader array of skills and professional development training to provide students with the versatility required to use their historical training in non-academic as well as academic settings.
Students have access to our broad offering of 16 fields of study with which to develop breadth and perspective in their field of choosing — eventually setting his or her specialty within that field’s encompassing framework.
Learn More About Our Graduate Program
The following pages provide information for prospective students interested in learning more about our faculty and fields of interest, and in applying to our program. Currently enrolled students will find guidelines for fulfilling program requirements, information about fellowship and teaching assistant opportunities, and links to campus and off-campus resources for research funding, among other resources.
Department friends, alumni, colleagues and otherwise interested parties will learn more about what our graduate students are up to, including research, dissertations in progress and recently completed, publications, awards, and the wider range of contributions our graduate students are making to historical understanding in scholarly circles and the broader public sphere.
View the graduate student directory to learn about these achievements.
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