Regardless of which track you select, you must choose one of two options to fulfill the graduate research requirement:
- Thesis: This option requires that you complete a written thesis and oral presentation of your research to graduate. A thesis typically includes extensive research and analysis on a historical topic of interest.
- Seminar: The seminar option requires the completion of a seminar paper and oral presentation of your research to graduate.
Forms necessary for successfully completing either your seminar or thesis can be accessed on the Departmental Forms.
In addition to completing a thesis or seminar paper, all history graduate students must pass a comprehensive exam. Written exams will be taken after course work is completed. An oral exam will be taken after the approval of the research requirement.