The primary goal of Stanford's Department of History's graduate program is the training of scholars. Most students who receive doctorates in the program will go on to teach at colleges or universities. Other students have positions in university administration and research.
Joint Degree in Law and History (J.D./Ph.D and M.A./Ph.D)
Stanford's joint degree programs in Law and History have a distinguished record of producing interdisciplinary scholars who influence both historical scholarship and legal practice. The Stanford Law School is home to many professors who hold the Ph.D. in history, while Stanford history faculty regularly engage with legal scholars in their research, teaching and publishing. Building on this distinguished tradition, the newly founded Stanford Center for Law and History offers fellowships, conferences, colloquia, and other opportunities for scholarly community.
The department each year admits a limited number of undergraduates for coterminal B.A. and M.A. degrees in History. Coterminal applications are accepted during Autumn Quarter for admission in Spring Quarter; check with the History office for the application deadline. Applicants are responsible for checking their compliance with University coterminal requirements listed in the "Coterminal Bachelor's and Master's Degrees" section of this bulletin.