Along with graduate fields organized by traditional regional, national, and chronological boundaries, the History Department offers a comprehensive range of interdisciplinary, theoretical, and comparative fields of study. We strongly encourage students to take courses outside of History and to compose one of their three oral fields in a comparative discipline. An equally distinctive part of our program is the interdisciplinary workshops and special conferences that bring together students and faculty from throughout the University for intellectual exchange. The History Department expects to welcome approximately 25 new graduate students each year. Each cohort is composed of students from a broad range of fields and backgrounds; perhaps a fifth arrive from outside the United States. The Department's distinguished faculty of 47 works in close concert with students in the graduate seminars, colloquia, and tutorials that form the core of advanced training at Chicago.
Since 1913, the University of Chicago has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.