Nov 27, 2022  
Graduate Record 2022-2023 
    
Graduate Record 2022-2023

History


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Nau Hall
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400180
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4180
(434) 924-7147 Fax: (434) 924-7891
history@virginia.edu
http://history.virginia.edu/

Degree Requirements


Master of Arts


Of the 30 credits required for the degree, students are expected to complete a minimum of 24 credits of graded coursework, including HIST 7001 (Approaches to Historical Study) and HIST 8001 (Master’s Essay Writing).

Students in some areas of specialization are required to demonstrate foreign language mastery or proficiency. 

Students are expected to complete a master’s essay and defend it in a public forum attended by the first and second readers.

Students are expected to complete all requirements listed above prior to the conclusion of the third semester of study. 

Doctor of Philosophy


Of the 72 credits required for the doctoral degree, students are expected to complete a minimum of 36 credits of graded coursework, including HIST 7001 (Approaches to Historical Study) and HIST 8001 (Master’s Essay Writing).

Students are expected to complete a master’s essay and defend it in a public forum attended by the first and second readers.

Students in some areas of specialization are required to demonstrate foreign language mastery or proficiency.

Students are expected to pass the comprehensive qualifying examination, which consists of both written and oral components, demonstrate foreign language master or proficiency based on their area of specialization, and obtain approval of a dissertation prospectus.

Students are expected to complete all requirements listed above prior to the conclusion of the sixth semester of study.

Students are expected to write and defend a dissertation.

Courses


Please follow this link to a listing of graduate course offerings for this program: Graduate Courses Arts & Sciences. Some programs limit the number of credits offered outside the department or school that a student may allocate toward degree requirements.  All course enrollment is subject to approval each term by the Director of Graduate Studies.


Degree Requirements


Master of Arts


Of the 30 credits required for the degree, students are expected to complete a minimum of 24 credits of graded coursework.

Students are expected to complete a master’s essay.

Doctor of Philosophy


Of the 72 credits required for the doctoral degree, students are expected to complete a minimum of 36 credits of graded coursework, including HIST 7001 (Approaches to Historical Study) and HIST 8001 (Master’s Essay Writing) or an approved equivalent of HIST 8001.

Students are expected to complete a master’s essay, pass written exams and an oral examination, demonstrate foreign language mastery or proficiency based on their area of specialization, and obtain approval of a dissertation prospectus.

Students are expected to complete all requirements stated above prior to conclusion of the fifth semester of study, with the exception of students in the fields of Ancient Europe and Medieval Europe, who are expected to complete all requirements stated above prior to the end of the sixth semester of study.

Students are expected to write and defend a dissertation.

Courses


Please follow this link to a listing of graduate course offerings for this program: Graduate Courses Arts & Sciences . Some programs limit the number of credits offered outside the department or school that a student may allocate toward degree requirements.  All course enrollment is subject to approval each term by the Director of Graduate Studies.