Carnegie Mellon University

College of Humanities and Social Sciences



5000 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Graduate study in history at Carnegie Mellon centers on two programs leading to the Ph.D. degree: History and Policy and Social and Cultural History. Although students specialize in one of these two areas, they take many courses together and participate in a shared intellectual community. As you will see, ours is a distinctive Department offering a distinctive approach to study in history. Our program is by design a small one, and students receive a great deal of individual attention from faculty. The program strongly emphasizes research, and students often participate in collaborative research projects with faculty. We believe that graduate education in a discipline like History extends well beyond coursework and rests upon mutual education.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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