Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Dept. of Historical Studies
PO Box 1454
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1454
Ancient, African American, African Diaspora, Asia, Intellectual, Latin America, Medieval to Modern Europe, Museum Studies, U.S. Public, U.S., and Women's
The Cooperative Doctoral Program in History between SIU Edwardsville and SIU Carbondale is a successful niche program that was established in 1997 to allow prospective students from the Metropolitan St. Louis area to complete a doctoral degree in Historical Studies at Edwardsville without having to re-locate to Carbondale for the duration of your studies. While you may take the bulk of your courses at the Edwardsville campus, you will work with the faculty at both Edwardsville and Carbondale to complete your dissertation.
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Visit the Graduate School website at http://www.siue.edu/graduatestudents/ for information about competitive research grants for graduate students and other graduate student support.
Students enrolled in the Co-op Ph.D. must complete at least 24 hours of coursework prior to their examinations. Enrollment in History 555a/b & 556a/b(SIUE) or History 500/501 (SIUC) is mandatory for those students who have not had extensive historiographical experience in their M.A. Exemption from 555a/b or 500/01 is left to the discretion of the director of graduate studies. For additional information on SIUE course offerings, click here.
At least 8 of the minimum 24 credit hours must be taken with SIUC faculty. Students are encouraged to fulfill the SIUC credit requirement by enrolling in a year-long colloquium/seminar research series in their area of interest (Hist 522/23, Hist 551/2, Hist 554/5, Hist 570/1, Hist 580/1, Hist 582/3, Hist 586/7). For more information on SIUC course offerings, click here. Colloquium/seminar courses are taught once a week and usually in the evening, and occasionally using distance learning technology in order to facilitate the needs of students on both campuses. Student should consult with his/her advisor, and the director of graduate studies when planning a program of study. In addition to coursework, students must complete two research tools, one of which must be a foreign language. Visit the SIUC History website for information on completion of tools.
Students must design preliminary examination and dissertation committees comprised of at least 4 faculty (5 for dissertation committee), with representatives from both institutions. Students must complete preliminary examination in three fields, and receive committee approval for dissertation research proposals. Fields and dissertation proposals should be designed according to student interest and in consultation with advisor and committee. Upon reaching candidacy, students then have 6 years to complete the program. Upon completion of the degree, candidate will receive his/her doctorate from SIU Carbondale.
Information from Department of Education
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Information from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
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Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 9
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 0
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: -1%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled:
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First PhD conferred: Not reported
Total History PhDs conferred to Date: Not reported
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12):
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Last Updated: October 19, 2012