Graduate study

The Department’s restructured Ph.D. program in Rural, Agricultural, Technological, and Environmental history (RATE) has been approved.

The History of Technology and Science graduate program has been discontinued, at both the M.A. and Ph.D. levels. Students interested in pursing the history of technology at the Ph.D. level should look to the RATE program.

Most history graduate courses are either readings seminars or research seminars. Readings seminars acquaint students with the historical literature of a field and prepare them for careers in teaching and research. Research seminars require students to conduct original historical research and to write extensive research papers reporting the results.