Graduate

Ph.D. in History

The Department of History at the University of South Florida offers Ph.D. students an enriching program of study, which includes both coursework and directed research, and concludes with researching and writing a doctoral dissertation. Areas of specialization cover a number of fields, including Colonial through Modern U.S., U.S. in the World, the Ancient World, Medieval Worlds, Early Modern Worlds, Modern Europe, Digital Humanities, and Latin America.

Graduate Coordinator: Darcie Fontaine

Graduate Academic Program Specialist: Sue Rhinehart

admission into the ph.D. program

The submission deadline for graduate applications for the term beginning Fall 2021 is December 1, 2020. Applications submitted after this date will only be considered for admission if space is available and they will not be prioritized for funding.

All application materials must be uploaded directly to USF’s online application system. Please visit the USF Graduate School Admissions website for more information. Requests for letters of recommendation will be sent directly to the recommender and need to be submitted electronically as well.

All students who submit applications by the deadline will be considered for funding packages, unless they indicate on their applications that they do not need financial support from USF.

For information and criteria on admission to the USF Graduate School (including policies on reinstatement), please see the Graduate Catalog.

For admissions requirements specific to the USF History Department PhD program, please see the Graduate Catalog page on the USF History PhD program.

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.