Ph.D. in History

The Department's award-winning faculty and innovative offerings in Public History, Archives Administration, and GIS -- as well as North America's only specialized track in the History of Cartography -- make UTA an excellent choice for those interested in pursuing a Ph.D. Our graduates teach at schools, colleges, and universities across Texas and the United States; others hold professional positions directly related to their studies. Recent tenure-track placements include the University at Buffalo (SUNY), Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls, TX) and Coker University (Hartsville, SC), along with non-tenure track fulltime placements at the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University (Dickinson, ND), Grayson College (Denison, TX), and Tarrant County College.

All applicants accepted into the program as full-time students are eligible for a graduate assistantship which grants up to six years of 100% tuition and fee coverage plus an annual stipend.

Our central location in the USA, easy access to DFW International Airport, and surrounding world-class cultural, sporting, and entertainment attractions make UTA a great place to live AND learn.

For instructions on how to apply click here.

For more information, please contact the Department's Ph.D. Advisor, Dr. Paul Conrad at

Paul Conrad

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin (2011)

Associate Professor (2015) & Ph.D Advisor

Department of History

Paul Conrad


Office: 322 University Hall

Areas: Native American History, North American West, History of Slavery