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Vanderbilt University

Department of History

Nashville, TN

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Vanderbilt University

Overview

Vanderbilt University / Department of History is located in Nashville, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10
Doctoral Degrees 7

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
Final and qualifying exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

175
Applied
19
Accepted
7
Enrolled
11%

Applying

0
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Sample of written work (recommended)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 88

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

57
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
98%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.02%
Black or African American 3.51%
White or Caucasian 59%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.75%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 5.26%
Unknown 1.75%

Gender

Male (42%)
Female (57%)

Faculty

41
Total faculty
Full-time - 41
Part-time - 0
Male (29)
Female (12)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Southern American history, recent U.S. history, intellectual and cultural history, European history, Latin American history
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Nashville, TN  37240-1001
United States
Contact Dr. Joel Harrington
Chair
Email: joel.harrington@vanderbilt.edu
Phone: 615-322-2575
Fax: 615-343-6002