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History and Geography

Graduate Handbook and Forms for Current Students



  • Forms for Current Students: 
    • Course of Study Form - Formalizes an advisory committee and plan of study. To be completed in the Spring of your first year.
    • Independent Study Request - Due either Nov 1st (Fall) or April 1st (Spring) the semester prior to taking the course.
    • Directed Readings Request - Due either Nov 1st (Fall) or April 1st (Spring) the semester prior to taking the course.
    • Second Year Review - All students must be evaluated early in their second year of study to determine if the student will be permitted to continue in the doctoral program. Students should fill this form out and initiate this process early in the Fall of their second year.
    • Portfolio Plan and Approval - This form guides the portfolio preparation and defense process. It should be filled out in consultation with your advisory committee at a meeting in the semester before you prepare and defend your portfolio.