The TCU graduate program in history offers students the opportunity to study with an outstanding and dedicated faculty and to tailor a program of study and research to meet their particular interests. The department offers the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees with specializations in U.S. and Latin American history. The department's Graduate Guide offers applicants a detailed view of how the TCU program works. (Click here for the Graduate Guide for students who entered the program before fall of 2014.)
Students in TCU’s History graduate program are well supported, both financially and in terms of scholarly resources. 90% of history graduate students receive some form of financial aid, and the department provides many opportunities for experience in the classroom, both as teaching assistants and as independent instructors. In addition, the department maintains an active speaker and seminar program that introduces students to a wide variety of topics and methods.
TCU's Mary Couts Burnett Library has more than 1.5 million volumes, as well as subscriptions to over 56,000 current journals and 300 databases. The open-stack library, accredited by the American Association of Research Libraries, is also a Federal Records Depository, and has access to a variety of other resources through TCU's reciprocal arrangements and membership in the Alliance for Higher Education (AHE). The University Archives is a repository for documents relating to local history and the history of Texas and the Southwest.
Nearby in Fort Worth is the National Archives-Southwest Regional Branch, which is a repository for federal records from Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, and the Amon Carter Museum, whose library possesses a sizeable and impressive newspaper collection. Within one hour are other specialized collections at SMU and UTA. A few hours south, in Austin, are located the Nettie Lee Bensen Latin American Collection, the Barker Texas History Collection, the LBJ Library, and the Castañeda Library of the University of Texas. TCU has formal and informal working relationships with these institutions that facilitate faculty and student research.