by PhDinHistory | 11/13/2007 12:11:00 PM
This post is written in response to the recent article "Confronting a Crisis in the Historical Profession" by George J. Sanchez. Below you will find a list (that you can see more closely when you click on it) of history doctoral programs. These are PhD programs in history that are currently active and that awarded at least twelve doctorates between 1973 and 2005. The data comes from the Survey of Earned Doctorates. These 45 History Doctoral Programs represent 27.1 percent of the 166 current programs in the United States. They granted about 13 percent of the total number of PhDs awarded by history doctoral programs between 1973 and 2005. I hope individuals at these institutions will take the necessary steps to diversify the demographics of their doctoral programs and to recruit more minority students into these programs.