Diplomatic and International History

a diplomatic passport laying on a map

The Department of History at The Ohio State University offers graduate programs in U.S. diplomatic history and European international history leading to both the M.A. and the Ph.D. degrees. Graduate students take reading and research seminars in their major fields of U.S. diplomatic history or European international history. Related classes in military history, national security, and the history of particular countries or regions are also offered. The range of expertise among the faculty enables students to master one of these related fields to complement their study of diplomatic and international history.

Why study diplomatic and international history at Ohio State?

Ohio State has a distinguished faculty in diplomatic and international history

Faculty who research and teach Diplomatic and International History

Courses in Diplomatic and International History

Ohio State has a comprehensive history faculty that offers breadth and depth to support graduate study in diplomatic and international history

In addition to a large number of distinguished scholars in U.S., European, and British history, the graduate faculty of the Department of History also includes specialists in the following topical and regional fields: African history, East Asian history, Latin American history, Middle East and Indian history, military history, Russian and East European history, and women's history.

Ohio State has a large and diverse department with over 200 students currently pursuing advanced study in 16 different fields of history. Students admitted to the graduate program are offered fellowships and positions as graduate teaching or research associates. During the dissertation phase of their work, they are eligible for research grants from the Department of History and the Graduate School.

Ohio State has additional opportunities for graduate students in diplomatic and international history:

Graduate students may participate in the Mershon Graduate Workshop in International History, a program in which distinguished diplomatic/international historians conduct seminars on campus.  Also, the Ohio State University boasts a library of some five million volumes and the Mershon Center for Research & Education in National Security, Leadership, & Public Policy.

Further information about the Diplomatic and International History Program

Department of History
The Ohio State University
230 Annie and John Glenn Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210

For information about fellowships, graduate associateships, requirements for the M.A. and Ph.D., and application procedures, see the information about Ohio State University's Graduate Program in History.

As with all of the Department of History's graduate programs, the deadline for receipt of all application materials is December 1.