Department of History

Dates and Deadlines

For Prospective Students (For Fall 2023 enrollment)

  • Early consideration for our on-campus M.A. program: review of application begins October 1, 2022
  • Priority deadline for our on-campus M.A. program, for those wishing to be considered for departmental financial assistance: February 15, 2023
  • The deadline for our on-campus Public History program: February 15, 2023
  • For those uninterested in departmental financial assistance, we will review applications on a rolling basis until the cohort is full or until July 1, 2023
  • For the on-line M.A. program for professional history educators, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through July 1, 2023. Candidates are encouraged to apply early.

For Current Students

Spring 2023

  • January 16 – Students must be registered for DISs and internships
  • January 19 – Last day to add or drop a class
  • February 10 – Foreign language examinations administered
  • March 3 – Full drafts of theses due to thesis advisers (approximate, in consultation with thesis adviser)
  • March 20 – Degree applications due for those intending to graduate in December
  • April 6 – Revised full drafts of theses due to other committee members (approximate, in consultation with committee members
  • April 10 – Last day to withdraw from a class with a “W”
  • April 14 – Draft copy of thesis due to Graduate School office with
    Format Approval Sheet
  • April 30 – Final day for oral thesis and capstone defenses
  • May 2 – M.A. written comprehensive examinations administered
  • May 5 – Final copy of thesis due to the Graduate School office with
    signed title page and Electronic Thesis & Dissertation (ETD) form
  • May 12 – Departmental Degree Ceremony