Graduate Program

The Graduate Program in History

Welcome to Brown's doctoral and master's programs in History. Our program is a selective scholarly community that offers professional training in historical research, theory, criticism, and teaching. We are a diverse faculty of more than thirty-five historians representing a wide range of interests and specialties. We regularly publish books and articles dealing with research in periods from the Ancient to the Modern, from the Americas to Europe, Asia, and Africa. Our interests spread widely across topics and fields, including intellectual, cultural, political, and social history. The department is continually at work to expand into new areas and to establish thematic connections among distinct fields. Here is a guide to the department's faculty, and here is a list of the PhD fields offered by the department.

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Program Overview 

The Brown History Department annually enrolls a cohort of 10-12 promising students in its doctoral program and 7-10 in its MA program. For more information about each degree, go to the PhD page and MA page listed on the lefthand menu.

Director of Graduate Studies:
Professor Rebecca Nedostup