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Important Links for Graduate Students

Guide for Graduate Students
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Graduate faculty
Our focus areas
Master of Arts program
Online Master of Arts program
Doctor of Philosophy program
Egyptology program
Museum Studies program
Advising for graduate students
Graduate School requirements and resources
Graduate catalog
Academic regulations
Policy of the Department of History about academic misconduct
Course descriptions
“Mini-catalog” (MS Word)
Request for permit to enroll in closed class (pdf)
Student Introduction to eCourseware
Financial aid
Graduate teaching
Graduate accomplishments
Graduate placement
Employment as a historian
Standards of professional conduct
Library resources
Computing resources
Forms and applications
Graduate student organizations
H-Grad discussion network [H-Net]
American Historical Association resources for graduate students
E-mail the Graduate Coordinator

Graduate Students

If you need to request a permit to enroll in a course that is already closed or for which a special permit is required, please follow the instructions at

Our graduate program offers both the M.A. and Ph.D. Our graduate faculty hail from major research institutions and are recognized at the highest levels of the profession for their innovative methodology, exhaustive research, and insightful writing. We take seriously our commitment to mentoring — our graduate students benefit from regular interaction with faculty both in the classroom and through the daily life of the department.

Capitalizing on the strengths of its faculty members and its geographical location, the department has identified and described five focus areas that define our strengths as a graduate program: African-American and Southern History; Egyptology; Global HistoryModern European History; and Women, Gender, and Family History.

The department has a limited number of assistantships, divided into grading and teaching assistantships, which can provide a tuition waiver and a modest stipend. Students in our program can also apply for various fellowships and grants to assist with research and writing.

Our graduate students have organized various important institutions for our department’s culture of professional achievement and collaboration; the Graduate History Association (GHA), Graduate Association for African-American History (GAAAH), the reading group Transcending Boundaries, and the interdisciplinary Egyptology Graduate Student Association (EGSA). They also participate in the local chapter of Phi Alpha Theta.

Dr Daniel Unowsky is the Graduate Coordinator. For any matters relating to the graduate program in History, send e-mail to, telephone 901.678.3385, send a fax to 901.678.2720, or visit his office in 131 Mitchell.

Special attention is directed to the Guide for Graduate Students. The guide contains the policies and procedures of the Department of History regarding all aspects of the graduate program from application through graduation. It is indeed your “bible” as a graduate student and you should become thoroughly familiar with it, consulting it often.


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