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Graduate program

A Message from Professor Julie Hessler, Director of Graduate Studies

Welcome to the web page for the Graduate Program of the History Department at the University of Oregon.

There are many reasons to consider pursuing graduate studies at the University of Oregon. The University has a wide range of interdisciplinary programs, a research library of more than two million volumes, a computer network that was recently ranked third in the nation among public universities, and many other resources.

The History Department has an outstanding faculty. We are large enough to have a wide array of geographical and thematic specialties, but small enough to provide close working relationships between faculty and graduate students.

Our M.A. program provides students and their faculty advisors with maximum flexibility in designing fields of study.

Our Ph.D. program combines an emphasis on research and teaching designed to equip students to compete successfully for faculty positions.

Graduate Teaching Fellowships enable graduate students to obtain valuable teaching experience while earning stipends for living expenses and tuition waivers. There are also other sources of funding available. 

Our graduate students have compiled an enviable list of achievements. Students with M.A. degrees frequently win admission and funding at top Ph.D. and professional programs. Most of our Ph.D. students secure faculty positions at colleges and universities.

For more information on applications and financial aid, click on the "Prospective students" link on the left-hand sidebar.