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Be sure to consult your advisor when registering for courses and use the appropriate requirements checklist for guidance.
Tools of research
Tools of research/analysis are designed to help each graduate student with course work and with overall historical study. Students must completely fulfill their tool of research/analysis requirements before receiving their graduate degree.
This exam is a four-hour test of the student's factual, interpretative, and bibliographical-historiographical knowledge in a standard or individually-designed field. Click here for more information.
PhD Requirements & Transfer Credits
Students admitted to the PhD program whose highest degree is a BA must first complete the MA requirements, then the PhD requirements.
Students admitted to the PhD program who hold a Masters in History from another institution will have that MA recognized as the equivalent of 30 credits, and must complete the requirements for the PhD.
Students admitted to the PhD program who hold a Masters in another field should contact the Director of Graduate Studies to ascertain how many graduate credits will be recognized. They must complete the remaining requirements for the MA and then the PhD.
All students admitted to the PhD program who must complete the MA requirements first — that is, who do not already hold a Masters in History — will receive the MA degree upon completion of those requirements.