The History Department at The Ohio State University enjoys having one of the most diverse graduate student populations in the country. The History Department's graduate students are recruited by a wide variety of merit-based achievement and diversity enhancement funding packages.
Because of these efforts, cohorts traditionally include incoming students from across the globe. Many students have supplemented their graduate education by successfully obtaining diversity advancement opportunities outside the University as well. Our students frequently acquire research and foreign language fellowships, such as the Fulbright, which enable worldwide scholarly exploration.
The graduate studies program encourages not only racial, ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity, for example, but also academic and intellectual diversity. Many of our students are highly engaged in interdisciplinary projects. Graduate students often have the opportunity to construct general examination and dissertation committees that include scholars from other departments on and off campus. Ohio State offers unique prospects for interdisciplinary work and the History Department encourages its graduate students to embrace these opportunities. The History Department's continuing commitment to diversity has resulted in an incredible array of individual perspectives and scholarship that not only drive forward the field of history, but impact the rest of the Humanities and beyond.