Graduate Study in History

Our doctoral program combines broad training across the fields and methods of History with rigorous preparation for research, writing, and publishing in each student's selected area of expertise.  Our graduates finish their degrees as highly skilled professionals prepared for a wide variety of careers in academia and beyond.

Each year, our program admits a small but diverse class of doctoral students who work closely with our first-rate faculty in small seminars and individual meetings. Many of our faculty members are affiliated with research centers and institutes at USC, as well as museums and archives in the Los Angeles area, which offer our students additional opportunities for research, funding, and professionalization.


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  • Department of History
  • 3502 Trousdale Parkway
  • Social Sciences Building (SOS) 153
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 90089-0034