The study of history reveals the past, enlightens the present, and influences the future. Historians seek to understand how nations, societies, and individuals have lived and thought, and why they have behaved the way they did.
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M.A. in History
The master's program in history is a small, selective program of graduate study that emphasizes comparative understanding of historical process. It is organized around colloquia in comparative and regional topics, the preparation of specific fields, and individual research in consultation with a faculty member.
The program is designed both to prepare students for doctoral programs in history and to enhance the historical knowledge and interpretive skills of professionals working in secondary schools, libraries, foundations, and museums.
Ph.D. in History
The Ph.D. program in history accepts only well-prepared students who intend to work closely with a particular Tufts faculty member. Students in the Tufts M.A. program may apply to be transferred into the Ph.D. program after one year of study, and the department will consider applications from students who have completed a master's degree in history or the equivalent elsewhere.
The Tufts Department of History offers the Ph.D. in history in the following fields:
The application deadline for fall enrollment is January 15.
GRE General Test scores and writing sample required. Exceptions: GREs not required for current Tufts undergraduates applying for an M.A.
Requirements for Ph.D. applicants:
- Proficiency in one foreign language.
- Submit a statement of intent, detailing the planned dissertation field.
For more information, visit the Department of History.
For questions about the M.A. program, including scholarships and assistantships, please contact the graduate program director, Professor Steven P. Marrone.
If you are applying to the Ph.D. program, contact Professors Aysha Jalal and Kris Manjapra for the Modern South Asia program, and TBD for Global History.
Department of History
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East Hall, Room 010
Medford, MA 02155