Our graduate program offers both the M.A. and Ph.D. Our graduate faculty hail from
major research institutions and are recognized at the highest levels of the profession
for their innovative methodology, exhaustive research, and insightful writing. We
take seriously our commitment to mentoring — our graduate students benefit from regular
interaction with faculty both in the classroom and through the daily life of the department.
Capitalizing on the strengths of its faculty members and its geographical location,
the department has identified and described five focus areas that define our strengths
as a graduate program: African-American and Southern History; Egyptology; Global History; Modern European History; and Women, Gender, and Family History.
The department has a limited number of assistantships, divided into grading and teaching
assistantships, which can provide a tuition waiver and a modest stipend. Students
in our program can also apply for various fellowships and grants to assist with research
Our graduate students have organized various important institutions for our department’s
culture of professional achievement and collaboration; the Graduate History Association (GHA), Graduate Association for African-American History (GAAAH), the reading group Transcending Boundaries, and the interdisciplinary Egyptology
Graduate Student Association (EGSA). They also participate in the local chapter of
Phi Alpha Theta.
Dr James M. Blythe is the Graduate Coordinator. For any matters relating to the graduate
program in History, send e-mail to email@example.com, telephone 901.678.3381, send a fax to 901.678.2720, or visit his office in 141 Mitchell.
Special attention is directed to the Guide for Graduate Students. The guide contains the policies and procedures of the Department of History regarding
all aspects of the graduate program from application through graduation. It is indeed
your “bible” as a graduate student and you should become thoroughly familiar with
it, consulting it often.