History (Ph.D.)

History (Ph.D.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2021 through summer 2022. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Research Competencies1

  • Research Competency/Languages
  • Research Competency/Languages
1

Demonstration of research competencies in appropriate areas (language proficiency, statistics, digital humanities, etc) as approved by the graduate program director.

Historiography/Interpretation Courses
HIST 501Historical Methods3
HIST 502Historiography3
HIST 711Development of Western Freedoms3
HIST 901Doctoral Historical Research3
HIUS 530American Christian Heritage3
HIUS 713American Entrepreneurship Since 19003
Total Hours18
Professional Studies Courses
HIST 701Historical Professions3
HIST 820Teaching History3
Choose one of the following:3
Public History
Digital History
Internship
Total Hours9
History Specialization 1
History Elective 23
History Elective 23
History Elective 23
Total Hours9
1

Student may not apply more than 15 total credit hours of 500-600 level coursework to the History Specialization and External Field or History Elective sections.

2

Choose a 500-900 level course from one of the following disciplines: HIUS, HIEU, HIST, or HIWD

External Field or History Elective Courses 1
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Total Hours9
1

Student may not apply more than 15 total credit hours of 500-600 level coursework to the History Specialization and External Field or History Elective sections

Comprehensive Reading Courses 1,2
HIUS 911Comprehensive Examination and Readings in Early America3
HIUS 912Comprehensive Examination and Readings in Modern America3
HIEU 913Comprehensive Examination and Readings in Early Modern Europe3
HIEU 914Comprehensive Examination and Readings in Modern Europe3
Total Hours12
1

Other Comprehensive Readings courses may be substituted with approval of the History Graduate Program Director

2

No Comprehensive Examination & Reading Course may be taken more than twice

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 72 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than a B- may be applied to the degree
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Graduation Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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