History, Ph.D.


The PhD program prepares students to teach and conduct research in American history and to understand it within a global perspective. Students integrate their major field of study, American history, with world history. 

This broader intercontinental perspective – including the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa – enables students to explore themes such as the interaction of political, economic, and cultural systems, questions of race and ethnicity, gender, and the transnational dimensions of national experience.


  • UNCG’s PhD program in history ranks among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2022).
  • Students work directly with faculty mentors who are world-renowned scholars in their fields. 


  • In a setting of small classes, individualized research projects, and faculty mentoring, students are trained in the craft of scholarly research and writing. 
  • All students will take a teaching seminar, and receive hands-on teaching experience that will prepare them for teaching in a college or university environment.


  • Most of our PhD graduates go on to teach at the university level.

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Program Details

Degree Type: Doctoral

College/School: College of Arts and Sciences

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: In Person

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Dr. Richard Barton
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of History