Graduate Bingo Sheet

Below you will find tables showing the expected path through the history department’s current PhD and MA programs respectively.  There is a good deal of flexibility in our program, and your individual situation may call for adjustments.  However, these tables indicate benchmarks against which “progress toward degree” will be measured.

Graduate Program Bingo Sheet

PhD Program

year

Fall semester

Spring semester

Summer Session

1

3 classes
(at least one seminar)

3 classes
(at least one seminar)

Reading for exams

 

 

2

3 classes

(at least one seminar)

3 classes

Take prelims

Reading for exams

 

 

3

 

 

Prepare prospectus / grant applications

Teach Survey*

Begin research

Teach Survey*

Research

Or

Summer school survey

4

 

 

 

Research/writing

Research/writing

Teach Survey*

Thesis defense

Or

Research/writing

5

 

 

 

Thesis defense?

 

 

Thesis defense?

*After passing prelims each ABD will be asked to teach an appropriate survey class at least once, probably twice before graduation.  When you do this depends on when and where you need to conduct research.

Graduate Program Bingo Sheet

MA Program 

year

Fall semester

Spring semester

Summer Session

1

3 classes

(at least one seminar)

3 classes

(at least one seminar)

Reading

 

 

2

3 classes

(at least one seminar)

Start thesis*

2 classes

Finish thesis*

 

 

 

 

*Thesis option students take 9 regular classes and 6 hours of 698.

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