PhD in History

General

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Program Description

The History graduate program at North Dakota State University offers Ph.D., M.A., and M.S. degrees. This program is not offered online.

We encourage prospective students to start an e-mail dialogue with one or two faculty members in their field of interest prior to submitting an application. Applicants will need to have at least one faculty member who is interested in working with them.

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Admission Requirements

In addition to NDSU Graduate School requirements, applicants to our program must submit: 

  • A statement of intent clearly outlining their research interests, potential major adviser, career goals, and purpose for seeking a Ph.D. in History
  • A substantial paper submitted for a class in History to provide evidence of the ability to research thoroughly, to interpret and analyze primary and secondary sources, to synthesize information, to organize thoughts logically, and to communicate clearly and effectively
  • GRE general test scores

Preference for admission will be given to applicants who have a GPA of at least 3.5 in history courses in an earned bachelor's or master's degree.

March 1 is the priority deadline to be considered for funding.

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Financial Assistance

Both teaching and research assistantships are available to History graduate students. Details:

  • Graduate assistants work between 10 and 20 hours per week
  • Graduate assistants are awarded a tuition waiver
  • Students wishing to apply for assistantships should indicate this in their application under How do you plan to fund your education? 
  • Master's students can generally expect a maximum of 2 years of funding; doctoral students are typically awarded no more than 4 years of support
Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

NDSU is a student-focused, land-grant, research university with a graduate student population of about 2,000 across 75+ programs. Our students work with world-class faculty on innovative, and often in ... Read More

NDSU is a student-focused, land-grant, research university with a graduate student population of about 2,000 across 75+ programs. Our students work with world-class faculty on innovative, and often interdisciplinary, research. Additionally, our students have access to professional development opportunities, and events such as Three Minute Thesis. Our low tuition costs make NDSU a bargain, and our career outcomes are excellent. We are located in Fargo, ND – a Midwestern “hidden gem,” and a welcoming and vibrant community of about 230,000 with a unique rural-urban feel. We have a bustling entrepreneurial atmosphere; rich culture; great local fare, arts, and entertainment; and family friendly environment. Read less