Prospective Students

The admissions portal for the 2024-2025 academic year is now closed. The application deadline for both the History MA and PhD programs was December 1st, 2023. The deadline for the next admissions cycle has not yet been announced, but it will likely be around December 1st, 2024.

Graduate Programs in History: M.A. & Ph.D.

The Department of History at the University of South Florida offers a program of study, coursework, and directed research leading to Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in History. We offer three broad concentrations (major fields) in the History of the Americas, World History to 1500, and World History since 1500 as well as thematic minor fields in topics such gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, and material culture.

Our curriculum encourages broad interdisciplinary connections with the related fields of Anthropology, English, Art History, Classics, Geography, Sociology, Political Science, and International Relations.

The department’s faculty creates a dynamic learning environment that fosters close interaction between students and teachers. Our seminar-based curriculum ensures that each student in the graduate program receives individual attention and guidance. We pride ourselves on training students to be scholars and teachers at all levels of education, while also offering preparation for careers outside academia in government agencies, historical societies, libraries, and museums, among many other possible careers.

Before you contact any faculty or staff to ask questions about attending USF for an M.A. or Ph.D. in history, thoroughly read the following pages:

For additional information about our graduate programs, please contact Graduate Director Dr. Matt King.