Greetings from the Director of Graduate Studies:

Thank you for your interest in the graduate program in History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Our department was recently ranked among the top twenty graduate history programs in the nation. We offer a broad curriculum, an outstanding faculty, and an ideal urban location for graduate study in history.

The Department of History at UIC offers three graduate degrees - the Master of Arts in History (MA), the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), and the Ph.D. in History. We also offer two concentrations in the Ph.D. program - Work, Race, and Gender in the Urban World (WRGUW pronounced "Argue") and Encounters, Ethnographies, and Empires (Encounters). More information on our programs as well as all application materials can be found on our website:

Please note that the deadline for application is January 1 for Ph.D./Ph.D. track while it is February 15 for MA and MAT. You may submit either an online or a paper application. In either case, you must send your materials to both the Graduate College and to the Department of History. I am enclosing specific information on the application process on a separate sheet.

Below you will find descriptions of our programs of study, information on the admission process, and information about financial assistance. Application information and materials can also be found on the UIC Graduate College website:

Once again, thank you for your interest in our program. Please let me know if you have any other questions or need more information. You are always welcome to make an appointment to visit the department or to email me at You may also contact the Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies, Ms. Linda VanPuyenbroeck (312) 996-3141 or I look forward to hearing from you.

Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

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