Prospective Students

Department Overview

The Berkeley History Department represents a rich spectrum of research interests, collaborations, and approaches spanning sixteen established fields of history: Africa, Ancient Greece and Rome, Byzantine, Early Modern Europe, East Asia: China, East Asia: Japan, Jewish, Late Modern Europe, Latin America, Medieval, Middle East, North America, Science, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

The Department is comprised of approximately 50 full-time faculty members, a number of distinguished emeritus faculty and visiting professors and lecturers, approximately 160 graduate students, and 12 support staff. The depth and breadth of our program and the strengths of our faculty members, students, and other professionals provide an especially stimulating and congenial setting for graduate training. 


Prospective students are encouraged to refer to the following resources: