I'm starting a MA in History program in January, but I am thinking ahead to pursuing a PhD when I finish. There don't seem to be a lot of options. Here are the ones I've found (and only one is in the US): Liberty University - totally out of the question for me The rest are in the UK and are research-only PhDs (which I'm not opposed to): University of London University of Aberdeen University of York Birmingham University The ones in the UK would be interesting, but the areas of research that they have available (based on the Professors) are somewhat limited (Birmingham seems to be the best for more broad research areas; my interest will probably be in Ancient History and they have a great department for that). The research only PhDs are definitely of interest to me, but I'll have to have a really well developed topic going in, since part of the application process requires you to submit a Research Proposal. The costs are not inexpensive either (average of 10,000 UK pounds part time or double that for full time). Does anyone know of any other programs? My Google search hasn't turned up anything, but you never know. My preference would be in the US, but I'm ok with foreign schools if they have a decent reputation. It's surprising to me that there aren't more programs available because History is well suited for distance learning in general. Plenty of BA and MA programs for it.