Main Departmental Office
Wooten Hall, Room 225
1155 Union Circle #310650
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Web site: http://history.unt.edu/
Jennifer Jensen Wallach, Chair
The Department of History offers graduate programs leading to the following degrees:
- Master of Arts with a major in history (requiring one foreign language)
- Master of Science with a major in history
- Doctor of Philosophy with a major in history (requiring one foreign language)
At the doctoral level, students may choose from one of four concentrations: United States; Europe; Military; and Body, Place and Identity.
Course offerings include a wide variety of classes on the history of the United States; ancient, medieval and modern Europe; Latin America; China; British Empire; South Asia; the Middle East; Africa; modern Russia and Soviet history; women’s and gender history; food history; and other topics. The department has special strengths in Texas history, military history, and areas of social and cultural history falling under the body, place and identity concentration.
The research interests of the history faculty cover a broad range of United States, European, Latin American, African and Asian topics. Additional interests include military history, women’s history, environmental history, food history, Great Britain, early modern and modern France, and the British Empire. History faculty members have published numerous books on such topics as Texas history, the U.S. South, the Civil War, Native Americans, Napoleonic Europe, 20th-century United States, oral history, World War II, England, France, Germany, China, Mexico, the Middle East and the Roman Empire.
Military History Center
The Department of History is home to the Military History Center, which coordinates activities and events at North Texas related to the study of military history, including the annual Hurley Military History Seminar. For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Leggiere, Deputy Director of the Military History Center at 940-565-2690 or by e-mail at MilHistCenter@unt.edu.
- All general admission requirements of the Toulouse Graduate School, as outlined elsewhere in this bulletin, must be fulfilled.
- MA or MS degree: The Department of History employs a holistic review process. Applicants are evaluated on their entire academic history. However, it is recommended that the applicant score at the 50th percentile or higher on the verbal portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and score either (1) at the 40th percentile or higher on either the quantitative or (2) a 4 or higher (on a scale of 1 to 6) on the analytical writing portion, have a bachelor’s degree and 24 hours of history credits from an accredited college or university, have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 on a four-point scale for all undergraduate work or for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work, submit a statement of purpose and interests, provide two letters of recommendation, and have met all other university requirements.
- PhD degree: Applicants are evaluated on their entire academic history; however, it is recommended that applicants score at the 70th percentile or higher on the verbal portion of the GRE and score either (1) at the 40th percentile or higher on either the quantitative portion or (2) a 4 or higher (on a scale of 1 to 6) on the analytical writing portion of the GRE, have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.6 on a four-point scale for all graduate work, submit a statement of his or her purpose in seeking the doctorate in history, submit a formal paper (other than the thesis) from his or her master’s work, provide three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant’s post-secondary academic record, and have met all other university requirements. No more than 12 hours accumulated above the requirements for the MA and MS programs may be transferred into the doctoral program.
- MA/MS students:
- To enroll for a seventh course, a master’s degree student must have earned a GPA in history courses of 3.5, and the student must maintain that average, exclusive of I and PR grades, each term/semester until the degree is awarded. If the student fails to maintain the minimum required average, he or she will be dismissed from the degree program.
- PhD students:
- To enroll for a seventh course, a doctoral degree student must have earned a GPA in history courses of 3.6, and the student must maintain that average, exclusive of I and PR grades, each term/semester until the degree is awarded. If the student fails to maintain the minimum required average, he or she will be dismissed from the degree program.
- The student must also fulfill the residence requirement outlined in the Doctoral Degree Requirements section in this catalog.
- To remain in the doctoral program, the student must satisfy existing university regulations concerning completion of the doctoral dissertation.
The Department of History awards several scholarships for graduate students. Eligibility requirements vary from one grant to another, and amounts vary from year to year. Graduate students may also apply for various types of work within the department: for example, teaching assistantships, teaching fellowships, research assistantships and positions in the department’s History Help Center. Applications for all financial aid administered by the department are available from the main office of the department (Wooten Hall, Room 225, 940-565-2288). Application deadline is February 20 of each year.