Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of fall quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page. 


Academic advising is available to graduate students in the Department of History through several resources: from their major professor and committee, as well as from the graduate program chair.

Graduate Program Committee

The Graduate Program Committee (GPC) oversees graduate study in the UC Davis Department of History.

Grad Handbook

The Graduate Program Handbook outlines curricular components and student performance expectations in the UC Davis Department of History doctoral program.

Advising Sequence

Upon admission into the program, you should meet with the graduate program chair to determine temporary assignment to a major professor.

External Research Fellowships

This is a list of research fellowships provided by external funding organizations for graduate students and post-doctoral scholars in History.

Graduate Program Handbook 2020

The History Graduate Program Handbook, updated in 2020.