The Graduate Program
Attention Ph.D. applicants: Please submit all of your application materials by December 15th for fellowship consideration.
MA applicants: Applications are due January 2nd.
We strongly advise you to speak with the professor you're interested in working with in person or by phone before applying to the program.
UC Irvine's Graduate Program in History combines a distinctive approach to graduate study with an outstanding faculty. It is particularly noted for its encouragement of interdisciplinary approaches to scholarship, for an emphasis on writing for multiple publics, and for its focus on forward-looking historical methods, theories and subject areas. The relatively small size of the graduate program allows for close collaboration between students and faculty. Our programs of study are tailored to individual interests and goals.
The Department's faculty is especially strong in many regions and thematic foci, including the US, East Asia, Latin America, Europe, and World history along with gender and sexuality, religious history, environmental studies, and colonial/imperial histories. In all of these fields, we encourage students to think beyond traditional boundaries and historiographies and to incorporate theoretical influences into their scholarship.
Our graduate program also offers an array of opportunities for outreach to the local community. We participate actively in the Humanities Out There (HOT) program. HOT is an educational partnership with Santa Ana Unified School District that reaches more than five hundred students and teachers each year through workshops on humanities topics. The History Department also works closely with the California History and Social Science Project, a professional development program for K-12 teachers.
Our doctoral students go onto an array of successful careers and academic positions. UCI PhDs have been appointed to tenure-track positions throughout the country and overseas including several UCs, California State Universities and community colleges, as well as the University of Wisconsin, the University of Missouri, Duke University, Cornell University, and Temple University, among others. Our full placement record is available here.
For more information about our program, please browse the rest of our website. For specific questions, email Kate Triglia, the History Department's Graduate Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Professor Heidi Tinsman (email@example.com), Director of Graduate Studies.
Graduate Program Contact Information:
Attention: Kate Triglia, Graduate Administrator
UCI Department of History
200 Murray Krieger Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-3275
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