Graduate Studies at Illinois

With an accomplished and innovative faculty in a wide range of fields of study, an active and supportive intellectual community, and the resources of one of the world’s great research libraries, the History Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers an ideal environment for graduate study. In coursework and in their research and writing, Illinois history graduate students have been exploring an extraordinary range and diversity of topics, themes, and time periods.

A rich array of courses allows students to familiarize themselves with current scholarship and engage in active research and analytical writing even before the dissertation. Extracurricular colloquia, reading groups, lectures by visiting scholars, workshops, and other events keep the Department engaged with cutting-edge research and interpretation. And we have very developed system of advising and mentoring.

Our goal is for every Illinois PhD to leave our program with the research record, teaching experience, and professional training necessary to succeed in the academic job market and beyond. For recent graduate student news, see the section "Current Students."

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For more information contact Prof. Mark D. Steinberg, Director of Graduate Studies,