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Doctorate in History

The Department of History at Oklahoma State University grants degrees in numerous research fields at both the M.A. and PhD level. Our graduate program is especially strong in Native American history, public history, history of religion, race and ethnicity, women and gender, and war and society.


For a PhD in History from OSU, you must complete 60 credit hours of graduate-level coursework beyond your M.A. degree in three fields of study (general, major and minor fields).


Research and Faculty

We are a vibrant department with outstanding graduate faculty whose research expertise spans the globe. We offer exceptional graduate mentorship and strong support for our students, including travel for conferences and research. In addition, we provide competitive graduate assistantships that give our students valuable classroom experience.



  • Progress toward proficiency in foreign language
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of intent
  • Writing sample

Application Deadline:

  • February 1 (for funding consideration)

Cost & Assistance

OSU and the Stillwater community in general are especially affordable places for graduate students. We offer competitive graduate assistantships for both M.A. and PhD students. M.A. students are considered for two-year funding packages, and PhD students are considered for five-year funding packages. Our graduate assistantships provide a tuition waiver, health insurance and a monthly stipend that is competitive among Big 12 and other peer institutions. We also offer annual scholarships, fellowships, grants and paper prizes for both M.A. and PhD students, which provide significant extra financial support for research and conference travel.



Assistantships and Scholarships

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