Why pursue a Ph.D. in history at UNH?
Our history Ph.D. program will prepare you for a career in historical research with a focus on U.S. history and colonial America. Our courses cover a wide range of times, places and subjects, with particular strength in cultural history, women's history, the history of religion, Atlantic history and African American history. You’ll refine your experience in methods of historical research and writing, gain competence in reading a foreign language, and work on a dissertation in collaboration with award-winning faculty in one of the top history departments in the nation.
Members of our department have won some of the most important prizes in the profession, including the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes, a Guggenheim Fellowship and Fulbright fellowships, as well as many teaching excellence awards. Surveys of scholarly productivity among faculty at research universities have placed us among the top 20 history departments in the country. You may have heard or seen our faculty on PBS, C-SPAN, TLC, NPR or the History Channel. In addition to robust academics, our department offers lecture series that bring in visiting scholars, including the Rutman Distinguished Lecture Series on the American Presidency, which focuses on American political history.
Potential career areas
- Historical researcher
- Policy analyst
- Political consultant
- Public sector historian