- Professor Tricia Starks, Director of Graduate Studies
- Click here to access the History Department's Graduate Handbook
- Sharepoint site for current grad students
- Click here for the U of A Teaching Assistant Handbook
The Department of History offers specialized study of world societies and their evolution to the present. The Graduate Faculty directs both seminars and specialized training leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
The MA program requires 24 course hours and 6 hours of thesis research/writing for a total of 30 hours. MA students undertake a course of study that includes 4 courses in their primary field, 3 course in outside fields, and HIST 5023 Historical Methods. Admission to the MA program presupposes an undergraduate degree in History with a minimum of 30 credit hours in history courses. Applicants who have earned between 18 and 30 hours of history credits may be admitted without deficiency. An applicant who has earned less than 18 hours of history credits will likely be required to take extra coursework beyond the 24 course hours required for the MA degree. Applicants must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or a 3.25 GPA in their last 60 hours of undergraduate study.
Graduate assistantships are available to candidates of demonstrable ability for all graduate degrees. Ph.D. students are eligible for stipends of $11,000 for nine months. The deadline for applications each year is December 1. When a student applies to the doctoral program, he/she should indicate on their application that they would like to be considered for a graduate assistantship.
- The George William Ray Memorial Award
- The Mary D. Hudgins Grant in Arkansas History
- The Mary D. Hudgins Fellowship in Arkansas History
- The Mary D. Hudgins Research Grants in Arkansas History
- Willard B. Gatewood Fellowship in Southern History