Top universities offering the PhD in History degree programs:

University of Washington
- The Department of History is among the largest departments at the University of Washington. It has strong ties to many other units including the Jackson School of International Studies, American Indian Studies, American Ethnic Studies, Women Studies, Philosophy, Astronomy, Classics, English, Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, Program on the Environment, Comparative History of Ideas, Program on Africa, and Asian Languages and Literature.
- The Department requires students to have completed an MA in History to be eligible to apply for the Doctor of Philosophy in History program.
- University of Washington is ranked 29th in the nation for History Graduate Programs by US News & World Report (2006).

Columbia University
- Columbia University Department of History is highly regarded as one of the leading centers of historical scholarship in the world. It offers graduate program that prepares students to receive the Ph.D. in history.
- Students who have earned a master’s degree in history or a related field before enrolling at Columbia may apply for Advanced Standing.

Boston College
- The Ph.D. in history degree is offered with concentrations in Medieval history, Early Modern European history, Modern European history, American history and Latin American history.
- The Department of History is one of the largest departments in the College of Arts and Sciences; it attracts talented graduate students from around the world.

University of Missouri-Columbia
- To obtain a PhD in history, a student must fulfill the requirements of residency; coursework; foreign language and/or historical/research technique; comprehensive examination; dissertation and oral defense.
- A PhD student must successfully complete the comprehensive examination within a period of five years.
- The department's faculty has a distinguished record of scholarship, receiving major awards to support their research from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, etc.

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