Doctorate in History

The Doctorate program in History aims to train professionals capable of creating new historiographical knowledge, proficient in theoretical guidelines and subject matter as well as interdisciplinary knowledge, and able to carry out independent research, making substantiated contributions to the field of History. In light of the above, students are expected to develop intellectual capacities such as reflection and analytical skills, be proficient in up-to-date techniques and new historiographical methodologies, and be knowledgeable about statuses of issues in their areas of specialization according to their individual focus on Chilean, Latin American or world history

Alumni Profile

  • Degree: Doctorate in History
  • Program Duration: 8 semesters
  • Accreditation: Program accredited for 4 years by CNED from June 2012 to June 2016
  • Classroom Mode: in person
  • Class Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 5:20-8:30 pm 

Curriculum

Admission & Benefits

Students interested in pursuing the Doctorate Program in History should apply in the following manner

The basic requirements of the study plan consist of prior studies in the Masters Program in History. The curriculum structure is based on the following lines of development: Social and Economic History, Political History and History of International Relations, and History of Art and Culture. Applicants are required submit their Masters thesis as well as their Doctorate Research Project Proposal as background information. Once accepted and after completing two semesters of courses and seminars, students are required to take an oral qualifying exam that measures their aptitude for creating original research and assesses the feasibility of their thesis project. Candidates whose Masters degree are obtained from institutions other than the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso can apply under the same conditions as PUCV alumni, but should certify their degrees and attach a copy of their Masters Thesis, a list of thesis advisors and their Research Project Proposal.

  • Application Period: May – June
  • Program Start Date: August
  • Required Application Documents:
    • Birth Certificate (*).
    • Notarized Degree Certificate (*).
    • Notarized University Transcript (*).
    • Certificate of Academic Ranking
    • Currículum Vitae.
    • Application Essay addressed to the Director of Graduate Studies
    • Two recent ID-sized (3.5 cm x 2.5 cm) photos with full name.
    • Masters Thesis along with a copy of the list of thesis advisors or a support letter from the Program Director when such copy isn’t available.  Doctorate Research Project Proposal.

(*) International students are required to submit certificates authenticated by the Chilean Consulate in their home country and stamped by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Chile.

Tuition Costs and Financing Options

Registration fee per semester (2014): $81,000 CLP
Tuition per semester (2014): $700,000 CLP

Scholarships and Grants

In line with its mission and commitment to national progress, he Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso includes a wide-ranging and relevant program of support through the Office of Graduate Studies. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to obtain complementary or complete financing through private, public as well as international sources. For more information please contact the Office of Graduate Studies.

Instituto de Historia