Procedures for Doctoral Qualifying Exams

Written exams for the Major Fields: American (from exploration and settlement to the present) or European (early modern and modern)

After receiving preliminary feedback from committee members, the chair of the examination committee may call a meeting to determine whether or not the student should proceed to the oral portion of the examination. This meeting will take place prior to a formal vote on the examination.


NOTE : Students are responsible for asking professors to serve on their committees (the request and the professors' agreement should be confirmed in writing), for coordinating their own and their professors' schedules, for setting dates for the written and oral examinations, and for ensuring that all members of the committee are aware of their responsibilities and of any changes in the dates of the examination or in the makeup of the committee.


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