Programs

For Ph. D. and the terminal MA programs

Application deadline for Autumn 2015-16: Tuesday, December 2, 2014, midnight EST (this is a hard deadline, not a postmark deadline).

Admission to the History Graduate Programs are for Autumn quarter only.

Application requirements:

2007

Dat Cao, 2007
Degree: B.A. in History and International Relations
Position: M.A. Candidate in Security Studies at Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
Update: Since graduating from Stanford, I've moved to Washington D.C. where I interned at the American Security Council Foundation. I am now in my 2nd and final year at Georgetown University, pursuing my Master's Degree in Security Studies.
(updated 12/04/08)

2005

Aldo Musacchio (Stanford University Ph. D., 2005) published Experiments in Financial Democracy: Corporate Governance and Financial Development in Brazil, 1882-1950 with Cambridge University Press, 2009. Since July 2009 has been Associate Professor of Business and Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School. Previously was an Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School (since July 2004).

 
2012-13
 
Marcelo Aranda Geballe Dissertation Fellowship
Michelle Bourbonniere Mellon Dissertation Fellowship
Megan Dean
FLAS Fellowship

The study of history is not designed simply to teach us quaint and interesting facts about the past, or even to explain how our present world emerged from its murky origins in other times or places. It is a useful subject in ways that students may not always anticipate, but which employers often understand, and which our alumni can explain best. There is no single path that carries history undergraduates directly to one chosen career, but many ways in which skills learned in the study of the past can be translated into the enterprises of the present.

Commencement weekend at Stanford University will be June 12th - June 14th, 2015. Please refer to the Stanford Graduation website for details on the University wide ceremonies.

The History Department ceremony will include Undergraduate, Masters and PhD Candidates.

Date: Sunday, June 14, 2015
Time: 12:30
Location: Citrus Courtyard, behind the Lane History Corner

For further information please contact:

Commencement weekend at Stanford University will be June 12th - June 14th, 2015.  Please refer to the Stanford Graduation website for details on the University wide ceremonies.

The History Department ceremony will include Undergraduate, Masters and PhD Candidates.

Date: Sunday, June 12th, 2015
Time: 12:30
Location: Citrus Courtyard, behind the Lane History Corner

For further information please contact:

Admission

A photograph of the Stanford track team of 1908 poses at Oakland's ferry landing.Each year, the department admits a limited number of undergraduates to its program leading to a co-terminal A.B. - A.M. degree in History. The application deadline will be December 2, 2014 for co-terming in the 2015-2016 academic year.

Please see the Graduate Program Coordinator for information on co-terming.

A photograph of the Stanford band, 1900'sThe first step in becoming a History major is finding a Faculty Advisor. The best way to find an advisor is simply to take a variety of History courses, drop in during faculty office hours (posted in the History Department main office), and introduce yourself as a prospective History major.  Faculty are happy to suggest coursework and to offer counsel.

The History Department Fellowship offers 5 years of financial support to PhD students. The fellowship provides support for tuition and a stipend. The funding package includes a combination of fellowship stipends, teaching assistantships (TAships), and research assistantships (RAships). Currently, the fellowship includes support for 4 summers.

Here is a sample of how a PhD student is funded:

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