MAGES/Ph.D. in History
CGES and the Department of History offer a dual course of study leading to a MAGES/Ph.D. in History. Dual degree students save roughly one year of taking course work by pursuing the two degrees simultaneously, while still receiving full preparation in both their discipline and in regional studies.
The curriculum includes a total of three years (60 credits) of course work drawn from MAGES program and the Department of History. In the belief that the complexities of world affairs, no less than the demands of an academic career, recommend breadth in graduate education, this program is designed to provide a strong interdisciplinary foundation for more advanced, specialized work in European history.
Candidates complete all requirements for both the Ph.D. in History and the MAGES degree requirements with the following variations:
- MAGES free elective course work must be comprised of required courses from the Department of History.
- Students must pass their foreign language examination prior to taking departmental comprehensive examinations.
Students who are interested in this program may either apply to both degree programs at the same time, or may apply for the Ph.D. portion of the program during their first year of study in the MAGES program. Students may apply to receive the MAGES degree upon completion of all Ph.D. course work and the MAGES portion of their comprehensive exams. Applicants to the joint MAGES/Ph.D. program must complete all application procedures and fulfill all entrance requirements for the MAGES program. Applicants must also submit a separate application packet for the History program according to the guidelines set out by the History Department. Application requirements for the History program can be found on the Department of History website.