At the University of Nevada, Reno, areas of major study (dissertation) for the Ph.D. in History include Nevada and the West, U.S. history, American Studies, cultural history, History of Science, History of Medicine, or selected fields in European history.
Applicants to the Ph.D. program must hold the Master of Arts degree, in history or a closely related discipline, from an accredited college or university (acceptable fields outside history to be determined on a case-by-case basis by the Graduate Studies Committee).
Admission to full Graduate Standing for Ph.D. applicants requires a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all undergraduate and graduate work and satisfactory scores on the GRE general test. Potential applicants without an M.A. in history should talk with the Graduate Advisor to determine whether their graduate work in a related field is comparable to that expected. Detailed information on applying to the Ph.D. program is found in the section "How to Apply for Admission." Ph.D. admissions are entirely separate from M.A. admissions; completion of the M.A. program at the University of Nevada, Reno does not ensure admission to the Ph.D. program.
The following are the groups and fields of historical study open for Ph.D. examinations:
Potential dissertation fields are indicated by an asterisk (*); within those fields, specific dissertation topics are limited as explained in point 27 above.