Graduate

  • Art Gallery Open House

    We invite you to join us for the current art installation in Dickinson Hall, "Invasion" by Robert Hummel.

  • Xiyue Wang with his wife, Hua Qu, and son
    Vigil Held for Xiyue Wang

    Xiyue Wang is a Princeton graduate student in History. He was detained in Iran in August 2016 and sentenced to ten years in imprisonment in April 2017.

The graduate program in History values an approach to scholarship grounded in the particular while retaining a sense of the whole. The faculty encourage students to take as comprehensive a view of history as possible with the goal of cultivating a far-reaching understanding of the past. Throughout their enrollment, students develop the necessary skills to conduct discipline-defining research.

Vibrant intellectual communities within the department and across campus encourage students to engage in interdisciplinary conversations with faculty, other students, and visiting scholars. Faculty advisers supervise the progress of each student and closely oversee the research and writing of the dissertation. Deep departmental commitment to professional development aids students in becoming expert historians and effective teachers.

Explore the various fields of inquiry pursued by currently enrolled students by reading their profiles.