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University of Rochester

Department of History

Rochester, NY

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Overview

University of Rochester / Department of History is located in Rochester, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 1

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
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Optional
Essay
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
First- and second-year essays, teaching assistant for two semesters

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

21
Applied
7
Accepted
3
Enrolled
33%

Applying

60
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
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 8

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

33
Total Graduate Students
12%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.06%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 57%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.03%
Unknown 18.18%

Gender

Male (39%)
Female (60%)

Faculty

19
Total faculty
Full-time - 19
Part-time - 0
Male (14)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Contemporary American culture, intellectual history, urban history, east Asian history, environmental history
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
105,948

Location & Contact

Address 364 Rush Rhees Library
PO Box 270070
Rochester, NY  14627
United States
Contact Laura Smoller
Professor and Chair
Email: laura.smoller@rochester.edu
Phone: 585-275-7721

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