Prospective Students

We matriculate 10-12 Ph.D. students a year, with a smaller number of JD/MA students, and an occasional Master's student each year. Students admitted to the Ph.D. program generally receive multi-year funding packages from the Duke Graduate School, including tuition waivers, a stipend, and a teaching assistantship or gradership. 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, both as T.A.s and eventually, on their own, both at Duke and other area colleges and universities.

Graduate Life

Learn about the many aspects of history graduate life, including groups, activities, and life in Durham.


See where our graduate students go for jobs.

Meet our Students

Read about current graduate students and their work.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to questions about test scores, selectivity, and opportunities, etc.

How to Apply

Learn how to apply for history Ph.D., Master of Arts and the Juris Doctorate/Master of Art degree.