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Lehigh University

Department of History

Bethlehem, PA

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Overview

Lehigh University / Department of History is located in Bethlehem, PA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Atlantic world
Master of Arts (MA) History
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Industrial and modern America
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) British history
Master of Arts (MA) Public history

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Comprehensive exam or thesis
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8
Applied
2
Accepted
2
Enrolled
25%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Recommendations, writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Recommendations, writing samples

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

32
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 3.13%
White or Caucasian 43%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.13%
Unknown 43.75%

Gender

Male (71%)
Female (28%)

Faculty

13
Total faculty
Full-time - 13
Part-time - 0
Male (6)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Colonial America, modern America, history of technology, Atlantic world, French Atlantic, Spanish Atlantic, British empire, gender, intellectual history, African diaspora history
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Maginnes Hall
9 West Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA  18015
United States
Contact Prof. Rick Matthews
Chairman
Email: rm02@lehigh.edu
Phone: 610-758-3360
Fax: 610-758-6554

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