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Ph.D. in History

United States History With Minor Concentrations in World History and Public History

The Ph.D. program prepares students to teach and conduct research in American history and to understand it within a global perspective. Students integrate their major field of study, American history, with World history. This broader intercontinental perspective--including the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa--enables students to explore themes such as the interaction of political, economic and cultural systems, questions of race and ethnicity, gender, and the transnational dimensions of national experience.

The Ph.D. program admits only a few highly qualified students each year. In a setting of small classes, individualized research projects, and faculty mentoring, students are trained in the craft of scholarly research and writing. No less is the emphasis placed on the fostering of teaching skills. All students will take a teaching seminar, and receive hands-on teaching experience that will prepare them for teaching in a college or university environment. Most of our Ph.D graduates go on to teach at the University level.


Dr. Jill Bender, Director of Graduate Study
UNCG Department of History
2118A Moore Humanities Building
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Telephone: (336) 334-5992
E-mail: jcbender@uncg.edu



Joseph Moore

"My doctoral mentors never lost sight of how to customize my training for where I wanted to go. There was a constant encouragement of my growth and people went out of their way to open doors for me."

Currently a Department Chair at Gardner-Webb University, Joseph Moore earned his Ph.D. from UNCG in 2011. He is the author of Founding Sins: How a Group of Antislavery Radicals Fought to Put Christ into the Constitution (Oxford University Press 2015).

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