The Department of History offers graduate programs in early modern and modern Jewish history leading to both the MA and Ph.D. degrees. Graduate students participate in reading seminars in their major and minor fields within Jewish history, and in thematic seminars.
Graduate students benefit from the enormous breadth of expertise and interests of the Ohio State history faculty, including specialists in the ancient near east, medieval Islam, twentieth century Jewish intellectual life, Nazi science and U.S.-Israeli diplomatic relations. In addition, Jewish history faculty and students are part of the Melton Center for Jewish Studies, one of the largest and most diverse Jewish studies programs in the country. The Melton Center also offers funding for graduate students over and above what is available through the Department of History.