Ph.D. Plan of Study

For details, please review the Graduate Regulations.

1st  Year MA/Ph.D. Students (Total: 12 Credits)
Fall
  • The Historian’s Craft (History 701), 3 credit hours
  • Research Seminar (History 710), 3 credit hours
  • Directed Research (History 695) under research seminar instructor, 3 credit hours
  • Reading Seminar (History 715), 3 credit hours
  • HIST 700, 3 credit hours
Spring
  • Research Seminar (History 710), 3 credit hours
  • Directed Research (History 695) under research seminar instructor, 3 credit hours
  • Reading Seminar (History 715), 3 credit hours
  • Reading Seminar (History 715), 3 credit hours
  • HIST 700, 3 credit hours
2nd Year Ph.D. Students (Total: 12 Credits)
Fall
  • Reading or Research Seminar (History 710 or History 715), 3 credit hours
  • Reading Seminar (History 715), 3 credit hours
  • Reading Seminar (History 715), 3 credit hours
  • Dissertation Credits (HIST 800) 3 credit hours
Spring
  • Reading or Research Seminar (History 710 or History 715), 3 credit hours
  • Reading Seminar (History 715), 3 credit hours
  • Reading Seminar (History 715), 3 credit hours
  • Dissertation HIST 800, 3 credit hours
3rd Year Ph.D. Students 
Fall
  • 12 credits of HIST 800 (Comprehensive Exams)
Spring
  • Dissertation Prospectus Writing Class, 3 credit hours
  • History 705, 1 credit hours
  • HIST 800, 8 credit hours
4th thru 6th Year PhD Students
Fall and Spring
  • While on stipend you must register for HIST 800 (12 Credits)
Beyond 7th Year PhD Students
  • Either: HIST 800 (12 credits) - you pay for 1 credit + health insurance (unless you have a waiver). However, unless you were an in-state student when you applied for admission, your tuition will be charged at the out-of-state rate. You are considered a full-time student so any loans will continue to be deferred, but you are also responsible for demonstrating you have health insurance – either by buying into the College system or by producing evidence that you have insurance elsewhere.
  • Or: GRAD 999 (Continuous Enrollment) - You pay $100 per semester which keeps you in good standing with the college and gives you library access. Since you wouldn't be paying fees, you'd have no access to other campus facilities, like the rec center or health center. You would not be able to buy the campus health insurance. We register you for GRAD 999 for 0 credits, you are not considered a full-time student so any loans you have will no longer be deferred.