Student and Alumni Highlights

View our listings of students and alumni information.

The Ph.D. Program in History has approximately 100 students currently enrolled, take a look at their profiles and accomplishments:

History Student profiles   Student Accomplishments

Since the founding of The Graduate Center in 1961, over 400 candidates have completed their PhDs in History. We invite you to browse their dissertations via the Mina Ress library site:

Alumni Dissertations   For full dissertations, please visit CUNY's Academic Works for dissertations from 2014-present or the Mina Rees Library for dissertations prior to 2014.   


You can also follow news of their recent accomplishments on our Commons site.   

Recent Alumni Accomplishments

The Graduate Center's Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness makes data available on alumni through Tableau. For History, data shows:

  • In recent years (since 2014-15), 5-17 doctoral degrees have been awarded annually. 
  • The current (as of Fall 2020) median time-to-degree is 6.7 years (by graduation year) and 6.0 years (by entering cohort).
  • Graduates (2003-2016) work in following job sectors: education (76%) and private (6%).
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