To apply to the Ph.D. in World History, you must submit official transcripts showing conferral of your bachelor’s degree and at least 24 credits in history. You must also possess at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the undergraduate level, with a 3.5 or higher in history courses. We require that you submit evidence of acceptable scores for the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test along with your application. The subject GRE Test is not required. You must submit three letters of recommendation, at least one of which attests to your research ability. You must also submit a recent sample of written work, as well as a personal statement detailing your professional goals and experience. Applicants who already hold a master’s degree in history may qualify for up to 24 credits of advanced standing with approval from the graduate director and the Dean’s office.
Months of entry
The innovative Ph.D. in World History at St. John’s University redefines and reclaims the vital roles that professionals with advanced humanities training play in our complex, global society. It combines traditional academic rigor in research with an emphasis on new pedagogies, interdisciplinary study, technology, collaborative work, community engagement, and a unique approach to internship training.
Our program distinguishes itself with internship rotations that allow you to apply your knowledge and training in history to practice in the community. You’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience in fields such as: libraries and archives; parks and heritage tourism; publishing, editing, and production; secondary and post-secondary teaching; museums and galleries; film-making and digital media; and non-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations, and governmental agencies.
The Department of History’s full-time faculty members are active scholars with fields of expertise that include African, American, Asian, European, Latin American, and Middle Eastern studies. As a doctoral student at St. John’s, you’ll benefit from close mentoring relationships with these professors and be part of our vibrant and diverse intellectual community. We also offer flexibility to accommodate both traditional full-time doctoral students and working professionals seeking a degree part-time.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Robert Medrano