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Guide for Graduate Students

Quick facts about the University
Department of History information
Application procedures
Special procedures for admission of foreign students
Forms and applications
Master of Arts in History program
Doctor of Philosophy in History program
Graduate committees
Financial aid
Library resources for research
Useful links
Quick Facts about The University of Memphis


The university’s 20,000+ students come from 50 states and more than 75 foreign countries.

The Graduate School currently enrolls nearly 5,000 students in 38 departments offering 140 concentration areas.

The campus consists of 1,160 acres at four sites with nearly 200 buildings.

The University of Memphis’s six colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 70 majors, master’s degrees in 51 subjects, and doctoral degrees in 18 disciplines.

The University of Memphis has 25 endowed Chairs of Excellence, more than any other single campus in the state.

The Mississippi Valley Collection is a unique repository of local and regional history.

The University of Memphis has five Centers of Excellence dedicated to scholarship and research in educational policy, Egyptian art and archaeology, applied psychology, earthquake science, and audiology and speech-language pathology.

The Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology plays a role in international research through excavation and study in Egypt. It houses one of the South’s most extensive libraries on ancient Egypt, as well as a fascinating collection of artifacts. The Institute also sponsors an epigraphic project at the Great Hypostyle Hall of Karnak Temple, Luxor, Egypt.

The Center for Research on Women is nationally recognized for its pioneering work on race, class, and gender.

The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University.

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