For Prospective Students

We matriculate about 8 Ph.D. students a year and an occasional Master's student.  Students admitted to the Ph.D. program generally receive multi-year funding packages from the Duke Graduate School, including tuition waivers, a stipend, and teaching or graduate assistantships. Comparatively small incoming classes allow for close relationships with faculty, as well as individually tailored courses of study. History graduate students receive numerous opportunities to teach, as T.A.s and eventually as Instructors of Record, both at Duke and other area colleges and universities.

You find a detailed description of our graduate program and its expectations and requirements here and here.  

We will not accept applications to our M.A. program in the 2022-23 application year.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Find answers to questions about test score, selectivity, and requirements, etc.

Career Placements

  • See where our graduate students go for jobs

How to Apply

  • Learn how to apply for the History Ph.D. and Master of Arts degree.

Living in Durham, N.C.

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