Degree Requirements

Students with a BA degree

History Ph.D. program may admit students with only a BA degree. Students applying with a BA degree must have taken a Introductory History course (e.g. HIST 103 or any other equivalent)

A Ph.D. student entering with an undergraduate degree is required to:

  • Complete a minimum of 14 courses (by the end of the 6th semester)
  • Pass Ph.D. comprehensive qualifying exams (by the end of the 7th semester)
  • Complete and defend a Ph.D. dissertation
  • Complete the following mandatory non-credit courses:

 

  • TEACH 500 Teaching Experience 
  • ENGL 500 Academic Writing
  • HIST 695 Thesis Course
  • HIST 590 Seminar Course

 

Ph.D. Program in History for Students with a BA degree
1. Semester 2. Semester
TEACH 500 Teaching Experience (Non-Credit) ENGL 500 Academic Writing (Non-Credit)
HIST 501: Selected Topics in Historical Writing (3 Credit) HIST 502: Research Methods in History (3 Credit)
 Elective Course (3 credit)  Elective Course (3 Credit)
Elective Course (3 credit)  Elective Course (3 Credit)
Total: 9 Credit Total: 9 Credit
3. Semester 4. Semester
HIST 505: Historical Approach to Social Theory (3 credit) Elective Course (3 credit)
Elective Course (3 credit) Elective Course (3 credit)
Elective Course  (3 credit) Elective Course  (3 credit)
Total: 9 Credit Total: 9 Credit
5. Semester 6. Semester
Elective Course (3 credit) HIST 695 Thesis (Non- Credit)
Elective Course (3 credit)
HIST 590: Seminar (Non- Credit)
Total: 6 Credit Total: 0 Credit
7. Semester 8.Semester
HIST 695 Thesis (Non- Credit) HIST 695 Thesis (Non- Credit)
9. Semester 10. Semester
HIST 695 Thesis (Non- Credit) HIST 695 Thesis (Non- Credit)
Total: 42 Credit

 

A Ph.D. student entering with a Masters degree from another university is required to:

  • Complete a minimum of 7 courses (by the end of the 4th semester)
  • Pass Ph.D. comprehensive qualifying exams (by the end of the 5th semester)
  • Complete and defend a Ph.D. dissertation

 

Ph.D. Program in History for Students with a BA degree
1. Semester 2. Semester
TEACH 500 Teaching Experience (Non-Credit) ENGL 500 Academic Writing (Non-Credit)
HIST 501: History Writing  (3 Credit) HIST 502: Research Methods in History (3 Credit)
Elective Course (3 credit)  Elective Course (3 Credit)
Elective Course (3 credit)  Elective Course (3 Credit)
Total: 12 Credit Total: 9 Credit
3. Semester 4.-8 Semester
HIST 590: Seminar (Non- Credit) HIST 695 Thesis (Non- Credit)
Total: 21  Credit