What is History at WVU like?
Ph.D. students in History at WVU create a curriculum in consultation with faculty advisors and the Director of Graduate Studies in four fields: one major field and three minor fields (one of which must be outside of the student’s area of research concentration). In addition to these areas, the Department of History encourages doctoral research that is transnational and comparative in perspective.
The major field is designed to be both the student’s primary research and teaching field. The major field of study is chosen by the student in conjunction with their main faculty advisor, who agrees to oversee the preparation and examination in that field. The field should be based on the student’s dissertation interest, but the student should also acquire a broad understanding of the historiography related to that research area.
Each graduate program sets their own term of admission and application deadline. Applicants can only apply for admission for the term displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.
Fall: January 15