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Program Requirements

In addition to individual M.A. or Ph.D. requirements, all current students enrolled in the Department of History's graduate program are expected to fulfill several, common program requirement designed to serve as important milestones in the student’s progress toward completing the degree. 

In addition, students must remove all incomplete statuses in courses by the end of the following semester.

At least 60 percent of course credits counted toward meeting the M.A. requirements must be at the 600 level or above, and no courses below the 400 level can be counted for an advanced degree (M.A. or Ph.D.).

A Ph.D. student who seeks to change their major field of study and/or select a new dissertation director, or a M.A. student who wishes to change their core area and/or select a new thesis director, must have such changes approved by the department’s research and graduate studies committee.