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The Ph.D. Program in History at the Graduate Center, CUNY, is a major center for research and graduate training in a wide array of fields of historical inquiry, ranging from ancient to contemporary times and covering Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East. The program stresses training in primary research and encourages interdisciplinary study. The distinguished faculty
, consisting of more than 70 respected historians, works closely with the approximately 125 students
throughout their studies at the Graduate Center.
Fields of Study
Students gain a range of knowledge as they choose a field of study for their major and another for their minor. Major fields of study
include: Early Modern Europe, Modern Europe, Latin America, U.S History, and Middle Eastern History.
Events and Resources
The program hosts events
throughout the year, including an annual graduate student conference and lectures from renowned historians. The Graduate Center's location in midtown Manhattan enables students to take advantage of numerous resources for historical research in the area, including the collections at the nearby New York Public Library.
Students are supported by a variety of forms of financial aid
and have broad opportunities to teach at the CUNY undergraduate colleges. The PhD Program and the Graduate Center's Office of Career Planning and Professional Development
host many events throughout the year to help students navigate their careers. Graduates of the program teach in colleges and universities across the country and abroad, and work in archives, publishing houses, and public history positions.
The GC is a publicly funded institution, and much of our support for students comes from private donations. If you’d like to give, please click here
. Thank you!