2016-17 Requirements for the Ph.D. in Art History

 

Recommended Timetable

This is a suggested timetable for the completion of the Ph.D. in four to five years; please see specific requirements above. Students are encouraged to pass foreign language requirements as early as possible. Students may choose to take more than one graduate seminar in a particular semester.

First Year--Fall Semester

  • Two 400-level courses and one 500-level course (plus foreign language course if needed)
  • Pass first foreign language reading exam
  • Select advisor
  • Pass candidacy exam before the end of the sixth week of the semester

 

First Year--Spring Semester

  • Two 400-level courses and one 500-level course (plus foreign language course if needed)
  • Have doctoral committee appointed
  • Pass second foreign language reading exam

 

Second Year--Fall Semester

  • Two 400-level courses and one 500-level course
  • Begin studying for comprehensive examination

 

Second Year--Spring Semester

  • One 400- or 500-level course (complete 30-credit course requirement)
  • Intensive study for comprehensive examination (take independent studies, "readings," if necessary)
  • Pass comprehensive examination before end of semester

 

Third Year

  • Have dissertation prospectus approved by doctoral committee before the end of the tenth week of the semester
  • Begin research on dissertation (register for thesis credits)
  • Apply for external fellowships

 

Fourth Year (and Fifth Year if necessary)

  • Finish dissertation research
  • Meet with doctoral committee at least once a year
  • Write dissertation
  • Pass final oral examination
  • Graduate

 

 

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