University of North Dakota

College of Arts and Science

History - Doctorate

Address:

University Ave

Grand Forks, ND 58202

United States

Phone:

1-800-225-5863

Fax:

1-701-777-3016

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

History - Doctorate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The mission of the Graduate Program of the History Department of the University of North Dakota is to provide quality graduate-level instruction in the fields of North American, European, and World History. Successful students will be prepared to seek careers as history teachers at the high school and junior college level, as public historians, museum curators, archivists, or in a variety of other professions (journalism, business, government service) which require well-developed skills in research, critical thinking, and oral and written expression. Goal 1: Students will be able to conduct significant, independent research in their chosen field of concentration. Goal 2: Students will demonstrate considerable knowledgeof disciplinary sub-fields, major interpretive schools of thought, appropriate methodological approaches, and a mastery of the major works in their field of concentration. Goal 3: Students will be able to combine the results of their primary research with their knowledge of the pertinent secondary and theoretical literature and present their findings both orally and in writing. The mission of UND’s Doctor of Arts program is to provide candidates the opportunity to earn a terminal degree in history which is both rich in content and which will allow them to develop a unique blend of teaching and research skills. The D.A. program is specifically designed to prepare those teachers/scholars whose primary interest revolves around teaching history at the undergraduate level, most particularly at two-and four-year institutions, although the degree also provides opportunities for students to engage in public history of various types. Because the current academic marketplace requires instructors who can teach in multiple fields in a manner informed by the best pedagogical practices, the D.A. degree places heavy emphasis upon mastering a broad range of subject matter (and the attendant methodologies and historiographies) and training in pedagogy, both through coursework and supervised internships. Degree candidates will develop an appropriate level of mastery of materials in four of the following areas of history: Modern European from 1750; Pre-modern European/Mediterranean to 1750; U.S. to 1877: U.S. from 1877; World; a mastery they will document through rigorous examinations. Finally, candidates will also complete a substantial research project within the field of their primary concentration. This work, the capstone to the student’s UND experience, will integrate the lessons of the classroom, the training in various historical methodologies, and field research work. Ideally, these projects will be suitable for publication and/or public presentation. Goal 1: Students will be able to teach a broad range of history courses, including United States History, European History, and World History on the undergraduate level. Goal 2: Students will be able to conduct significant, independent research in their chosen field of concentration. Goal 3: Students will demonstrate a broad knowledge of disciplinary subfields, major interpretive schools of thought, appropriate methodological approaches and a mastery of the major works in their field of concentration. Goal 4: Students will be able to integrate and organize their primary research with their knowledge of historiography, methodology, and the pertinent theoretical literature in order to meet specific pedagogical and educational goals. The mission of the Graduate Program of the History Department of the University of North Dakota is to provide quality graduate-level instruction and supervision in the major fields of Great Plains History, Rural History, North American, and Western European History and in the Minor Fields of Public History and World History. Successful students will be prepared to seek careers as college and university history teachers, as public historians, museum curators and archivists, or in a variety of other professions (journalism, business, government service), which require well-developed skills in research, critical thinking, and oral and written expression. Goal 1: Students will be able to teach college and university-level courses in fields including Great Plains History, Rural History, North American History, Western European History, Public History and World History. Goal 2: Students will be able to conduct significant, independent research in their chosen field of concentration. Goal 3: Students will demonstrate a broad knowledge of disciplinary sub-fields, major interpretive schools of thought, appropriate methodological approaches, and a mastery of the major works in their field of concentration. Goal 4: Students will be able to combine the results of their primary research with their knowledge of the pertinent secondary and theoretical literature and present their findings both orally and in writing and in their teaching.

Accreditation:

UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UND also holds many special accreditation's at the college, department, or program level.

International Student Requirements:

All graduate applicants must demonstrate academic-level proficiency with the English language before they will be considered for admission. This requirement must be met by all applicants, regardless of citizenship, residency, or nation of birth. No applicants will be considered for admission until the English Language Proficiency is met. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for ways in which this requirement can be met.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999