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College of Arts & Sciences

Become a historian who produces original research with the Ph.D. in History. Through this doctoral program, you will contribute to the scholarly conversation of your chosen field.

You will receive first-rate training in a range of fields of historical inquiry. You'll also have the support of the Professional Development Program and the Graduate Placement Director.

We normally offer incoming graduate students five years guaranteed support.

Ph.D. in History Program Requirements

Steps to Fulfill a Doctoral Program

History at Texas A&M

This is an exciting time to study History at Texas A&M University. Our dynamic faculty, diverse range of research interests, and commitment to training high-quality graduate students makes us an outstanding place to pursue a broad range of historical research.

We are particularly proud of our new academic research clusters:

  • Caribbean / Atlantic World
  • Latinx & Mexican American
  • Empires & Colonialism
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Public History
  • U.S. in the World
  • Race, Ethnicity & Migration
  • Religion & Politics
  • Science & Technology
  • War & Society

Our faculty includes past presidents of the Society for Military History, the Oral History Association, the Agricultural History Society, and the Society for German American Studies.


A Ph.D. in History will prepare you for a career in a variety of professions. Our recent Ph.D. students have gone on to appointments in:

  • Academia
  • Archives management
  • Military and other federal government history programs
  • University administration