Graduate School Application Process: From Start to Finish

The United States is home to more than 150 history PhD programs. Each program offers something unique, whether it's a specialized course of study, strength in a specific field, a professor who shares your research interests, or exclusive research facilities. Before making the decision to apply to a particular college or university, you should learn as much as possible about the history program. Begin your research here at the History Doctoral Programs in the United States web site, and then look for more detailed information on individual departmental sites. The following advice offers suggestions about things you will want to consider as you look for, apply to, and decide on a program that fits your scholarly interests and career goals.


Updated by Elise S. Lipkowitz, chair of the AHA’s Committee for Graduate Students, 11/2006