Rural Agricultural Technological and Environmental History


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Doctoral Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Master Degrees Offered: None

Online Degrees: None

Learning Goals that students in this program are expected to meet include:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate command of scholarly literature in particular areas of historical study as well as an understanding of basic methodologies of historical study in general.
  2. Develop research projects that expand historical knowledge and understanding in particular areas.
  3. Conduct research and interpret results appropriately, integrating them into existing disciplinary knowledge.
  4. Communicate research findings effectively in both oral and written form, and through the use of other media when appropriate, to a variety of audiences.
  5. Exhibit professionalism and correct ethical practices in scholarship and other professional conduct.
  6. Cultivate an awareness of the full range of career options available to historians and the applicability of historical knowledge in diverse contexts.

Doctoral Degree Outcomes

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Michael Bailey
Phone: 515-294-1284
E-mail Address:


ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: January 15 for assistantship consideration

Program Requires GRE: No

Program Requires GMAT : No

Writing sample (20-25 pages) addressed to program director

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 600
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 100
PTE 68

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application