The Catholic University of America has a strong tradition of graduate education in history, stretching back almost a century to the granting of the university’s first Ph.D. in history. Today, an accomplished faculty, strong resources on campus and in the Washington, D.C., area, and a low student-faculty ratio create an ideal environment for graduate study.
The department typically enrolls 5-6 new Ph.D. students a year and counts 30-40 students in various stages of the doctoral program.
Requirements for the Ph.D. include: 54 hours of course work; demonstration of proficiency in foreign languages; passage of comprehensive exams; and completion of the dissertation. Further information about these requirements is available at the links below.