As a research-intensive program, the history PhD at UAlbany culminates in a dissertation. You will complete core coursework, including a teaching practicum and a colloquium on the theory and practice of history. The research tool requirement of the PhD is your opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in quantitative methods, foreign languages or multimedia approaches to research and publishing.
Choose one of five concentrations: cultural history, gender history, social and economic history, public history or international, global and comparative history. Your specialization will determine your course selections and give you deep background in an area of professional interest, with guidance from highly active research faculty.
- Teaching Practicum
- Colloquium on the Theory and Practice of History
- Dissertation Proposal
- Courses as advised, including two history research seminars, one of which must also be in the student’s area of geographic specialization, and two reading seminars in the major field, and one history reading seminar appropriate to the required minor field.