Historical Sciences

The Graduate Program offers a comprehensive curriculum of advanced study and research, from the Master's to the Doctorate degree, in the historical sciences. Through its association with PSL research laboratories and its Scripta major research program, the graduate program offers Master’s degrees in which research plays a central role. Students may also choose elective courses designed to improve their transdisciplinary skills and broaden their curriculum.

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Researchers and professors
Students in Master's programs
PhD students



Textual Science

Art history

Ancient worlds

Medieval and modern worlds

Europe and Mediterranean

West, Central and East Asia


A five-year track from Master’s to PhD

Upon entering the Master’s degree program, each student will define their scientific project with the graduate program's faculty and researchers. Students will have an academic advisor and will be heavily involved in research throughout the program.


Choose your Master’s degree and define your academic path

The graduate program offers the following Master’s degrees:


Enhance and customize your academic path: elective courses

Complementary university-wide courses

Graduate program students at both the Master’s and PhD level have access to university-wide trainings in core competencies, both introductory and advanced, designed to supplement their academic study.
Those complementary university-wide courses, available in all of PSL’s component schools, are eligible for ECTS credit.

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Career opportunities

Trained in and through research, PSL alumni find numerous employment opportunities in the public, private and entrepreneurial sectors as well as in the academic world.

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Graduate Program Director:

William Van Andringa (EPHE - PSL)

Help with academic writing

The École Pratique des Hautes Études and the Graduate Program in Historical Sciences can assist you and offer mentoring. This support, available in-person or remotely, is available to all students enrolled in the École Pratique des Hautes Études or in the Graduate Program in Historical Sciences.


Thématique Représentations et constructions de l’espace (RCE)

La thématique Représentations et constructions de l’espace est née de l’intérêt commun porté par plusieurs enseignants-chercheurs de la IVe section de l’EPHE à la manière dont l’espace est construit et représenté par les sociétés humaines. Plusieurs initiatives de recherche et d'enseignement en lien avec cette thématique sont développées dans le cadre du Programme Gradué Sciences Historiques.