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HISTORY OF SCIENCE, MEDICINE, AND TECHNOLOGY Criteria for Satisfactory Progress
To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
M.A. PH.D.
Overall GPA
Follow Graduate School policy
Overall GPA
Follow Graduate School policy
Other Grade Requirements
Yes
Grades of Incomplete received while a candidate is on probationary status must be removed no later than four weeks after completing the course in which the Incomplete was received.
Other Grade Requirements
Follow Graduate School policy
Probation Policy
Follow Graduate School policy
Probation Policy
Follow Graduate School policy
Specific Courses
Yes
History of Science 720 in the first year of study; one course from four distribution areas. Candidates must take at least three seminars, including at least two in the history of science graduate program.
Specific Courses
Yes
Candidates must complete a total of five seminars.
Specific Credits
Yes
A minimum of 30 credits; 21 must be within the graduate program. Contact the department for more information.
Specific Credits
No
Examinations
No
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
The preliminary examination must be passed by the end of the sixth semester and no later than the fourth week of the seventh semester.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
A master's paper must be submitted during the fourth term of study.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
During the semester after passing the preliminary examination, candidates submit a dissertation proposal to their committee. Each year following acceptance of the dissertation proposal, candidates must submit a progress report to their advisor and committee.
Language Requirements
No
Language Requirements
Yes
Demonstration of reading proficiency in one language other than the language offered for admission, usually French or German (or an approved alternative), is required.
Minor Requirements
External minor is required.
Advisor
Yes
Master's candidates are expected to select an M.A. advisor no later than the first week of the candidate's third semester in the department.
Advisor
Follow Graduate School policy
Review Policy
Yes
Departmental faculty
Beginning of second year; spring of second year
Review Policy
Yes
Advisor
Annually