History (Ph.D.)

History (Ph.D.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2020 through summer 2021. 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
Historiography/Interpretation Courses
HIST 501Historical Methods3
HIST 602Historiography3
HIST 711Development of Western Freedoms3
HIST 901Doctoral Historical Research3
HIUS 530American Christian Heritage3
HIUS 713American Entrepreneurship Since 19003
Professional Studies Coures
HIST 701Historical Professions3
HIST 705Public History3
or HIST 799 Internship
HIST 820Teaching History Online3
History Specialization 2
Choose nine credit hours of elective courses 39
External Field or History Elective Courses 2
Choose nine credit hours of elective courses 49
Comprehensive Reading Courses 5
HIEU 913Comprehensive Examination and Readings in Early Modern Europe3
HIEU 914Comprehensive Examination and Readings in Modern Europe3
HIUS 911Comprehensive Examination and Readings in Early America3
HIUS 912Comprehensive Examination and Readings in Modern America3
Dissertation Courses 6
HIST 987Dissertation Research I5
HIST 988Dissertation Research II5
HIST 989Dissertation Research III5
HIST 990Dissertation Defense0
Total Hours72

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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