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Requirements for the Ph.D. Degree

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Unless otherwise noted, the time limits, cumulative index, residence, and other requirements for the M.A. are those specified by the University Office of Graduate and Professional Education. All graduate course credits must be earned at the 600 level or above.

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy recognizes the candidate's command of specific fields of history as well as the ability to conceive and execute a Ph.D. dissertation. After completing course work and successfully passing qualifying exams, Ph.D. students work under the supervision of a dissertation director and faculty committee to complete a major research project that produces new historical knowledge or reshapes existing historical understanding.

The Ph.D. track students must fulfill the following requirements:



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