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Doctoral Studies

The UC Davis Department of History's Ph.D. program, consisting of independent studies, seminars, field studies and completion of a publishable, peer-critiqued doctoral dissertation, develops competent scholars who produce authoritative research.

The doctoral program curriculum is intended to guide students in development of their research skills and enable them to gain proficiency in the discipline of history writing and teaching. Doctoral students learn how to obtain, organize and analyze historical information and distill from it original, insightful conclusions.

The graduate community at UC Davis values a diversity of viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences among its students because a diverse student body strengthens the research, scholarship and teaching of all members of our community. As a part of the commitment of the University of California and the Department of History to diversity, our diverse graduate students can find numerous resources, events and professional dedicated staff members to help them achieve their professional, educational and career goals.

Please feel free to contact , UC Davis' Graduate Diversity Officer for Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education, with any questions or concerns regarding diversity in Graduate Studies. Visit the UC Davis Office of Graduate Studies to learn more about graduate diversity initiatives.