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University of Southern California

Department of History

Los Angeles, CA

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Overview

University of Southern California / Department of History is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10
Doctoral Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
60 semester units of acceptable coursework

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

115
Applied
16
Accepted
6
Enrolled
14%

Applying

85
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

58
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
98%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 17.24%
Black or African American 1.72%
White or Caucasian 53%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.45%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.72%
Unknown 10.34%

Gender

Male (44%)
Female (55%)

Faculty

28
Total faculty
Full-time - 28
Part-time - 0
Male (13)
Female (15)

Research

Focus of faculty research: U.S. North American and Latin American history, California and Western American history (including Borderlands), European history from the early Middle Ages to present, East Asian (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) history, early modern Atlantic world/world history
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Dr. Peter C. Mancall
Chair
Email: mancall@usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-1657
Fax: 213-740-6999