- Joseph P Ward - CHAIR AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
310 Bishop Hall
University, MS 38677
The Department of History offers a minor, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in history.
Undergraduate students of sophomore standing or above may enroll in 300- level courses without prerequisites. However, the department strongly recommends that students complete 6 hours of lower-division history courses before enrolling in a 300-level course.
For graduate students, in addition to meeting Graduate School requirements, prospective students will normally be expected to have an undergraduate major in history and should show evidence of a strong undergraduate record overall. The departmentís graduate committee will decide on admission upon evaluation of the applicantís undergraduate and other academic records, faculty recommendations, aptitude scores of the Graduate Record Examination, and a short written statement of purpose.
For Ph.D., in addition to the Graduate School requirements for the Ph.D., admission is limited to those whose scholastic record shows distinct promise of success in graduate study. The M.A. in history or its equivalent is required. At the discretion of the graduate committee, students who have obtained the M.A. in history from The University of Mississippi may be admitted to the Ph.D. program. Holders of an M.A. degree from other institutions must submit the same application materials as described for admission to the M.A. program in history for The University of Mississippi.