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The PhD program in history offers outstanding opportunities for graduate study in North American, European, public and global-comparative history. The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies' world-class faculty members deliver courses and individualized mentoring in a wide range of historical topics. Moreover, doctoral history students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the numerous collaborative opportunities that exist throughout the university in ASU's many innovative schools and centers.
Students pursuing the doctorate cultivate a strong background in the historical research methodology and scholarly analysis needed to develop expertise in a chosen historical subject area and receive preparation for competitive careers. By emphasizing foundational skills in research, writing and communication, the doctoral program in history prepares students for diverse career opportunities, including leading academic institutions, private industry and the public sector.