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Graduate Information

Application Deadline: December 1, 2015 for Fall 2016.

Thank you for your interest in the graduate program in History at the University of California Los Angeles. The Department has been ranked among the top History Departments in the country.

The Department of History offers a Ph.D. program. It does not offer a terminal M.A. The program requires full-time attendance, and classes are held during the day.

Even prior to formal application, we encourage you to start an e-mail dialogue with one or two regular, non-emeriti, faculty members in your field of specialization. You will need to have at least one faculty member who will be interested in working with you.

You must apply electronically for graduate admission and financial aid. The electronic application will be available online in September 2015. The address for the online admissions application is

Admission decisions for Fall 2016 will be available online by mid-March, 2016.

The Department admits students for the Fall Quarter only and does not allow deferred admission. The deadline for receipt of the application is December 1. Late applications will not be reviewed.

We wish you the best of luck as you start the application process!


Stephen Aron, Chair

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Cross-Field Clusters

Alongside our existing 12 sub-fields, the History Department supports a number of cross-field clusters.  The clusters are intended to attract students and faculty to important themes and current in the historical discipline.  The clusters will offer new courses, sponsor outside speakers, and convene Department-based workshops and seminars.

Atlantic Emphasis

History of Women, Men & Sexuality Emphasis

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New Books by Faculty

Robin Kelley has published a new book, "The Other Special Relationship: Race, Rights and Riots in Britain and the United States," (New York: Palgrave, 2015)

Sanjay Subrahmanyam has published a new book, "Leçons Indiennes: Itinéraires d'un historien, Delhi, Lisbonne, Paris, Los Angeles," (Paris: Alma, 2015)

Eric Avila has published a new book, "The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City," (University of Minnesota Press, 2014)

Juan Gómez-Quiñones has published a new book, "Making Aztlán: Ideology and Culture of the Chicana and Chicano Movement, 1966-1977," (University of New Mexico Press, 2014)

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