Ph.D. in History

The Department of History at the University of South Florida offers Ph.D. applicants an enriching program of study, coursework, and directed research. A Ph.D. degree in History can prepare students for a variety of careers in the public and private sectors where research, critical thinking, and writing skills are especially important.

The Ph.D. in History at USF offers three Concentrations (major fields):

  • History of the Americas
  • World History to 1500
  • World History since 1500

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Matt King

Graduate Academic Program Specialist: Ruth Borrero

Graduate Catalog

Prospective and current students should refer to the USF Graduate Catalog of the year they entered the program (or the current year for prospective students) for information on admissions requirements, degree requirements, and university policies related to graduate study.

For admissions requirements specific to the USF History Department, please see our Admissions page as well as the USF History Ph.D. Catalog page.

For information on the requirements for each specific History concentration, please refer to the USF History Ph.D. Catalog.

program manuals 

Information about policies and procedures for the PhD program is contained within the History Department PhD Program Manual.

University and department policies and procedures related to diversity, inclusion, sexual harassment, and disability accommodations are included in the History Department Diversity Manual.