New Doctoral Qualifying Examination Effective Fall 2015

At the direction of the University of Texas Coordinating Board, we will institute a qualifying examination early in doctoral study as a way of ensuring timely progress toward the doctoral degree.

All doctoral students who will achieve, for the first time, 18 credit hours (applicable to the degree plan) in the Fall 2015 semester or later must complete this examination. Doctoral students who have achieved 18 hours prior to this fall are not required to complete the exam. Learn more about the Doctoral Qualifying Examination


Seven Doctorates Awarded at December Ceremony

Congratulations to Marilyn Bland, Lora Burnett, Jennifer Culver, Sara Keeth, Michele Rosen, Carroll Savant and Lupita Tinnen, who were awarded Ph.D. degrees at the December 2015 hooding ceremony!


Fall 2015 Graduate Travel Grants

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded Graduate Travel Grants during the Fall 2015 semester:

Madhavi Biswas International Shakespeare Conference: Translation, Adaptation, Performance
Shamim Hunt Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA) Conference
Farah Siddiqui South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA)

Fall Graduate Travel Grants were funded by the Graduate Dean, Dr. Marion Underwood, and by the Dean of the School of Arts & Humanities, Dr. Dennis Kratz. We thank them for their generous support of graduate research and professional development.


Doctoral Candidate is Awarded Fellowship for Cultural Research

Lilian Calles Barger

The American Association of University Women has awarded Lilian Calles Barger, a doctoral candidate in the School of Arts and Humanities, the American Dissertation Fellowship for 2013-2014.

“I am thrilled to have value ascribed to my project so early in the process. With the support of my committee, the fellowship allows me the opportunity to apply sustained focus in sharpening my arguments and renews the hope of family and friends that I will finish,” Barger said.

Barger’s dissertation, “Human Liberation from Below: Transnational Origins of Liberation Theology, 1775-1975,” provides a cultural history of ideas at the intersection of religion and politics in the American hemisphere.
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Distinction between MA and PhD courses effective Fall 2010

Effective Fall 2010, the School of Arts & Humanities will institute a distinction between master's and doctoral courses. We believe that this change will strengthen doctoral education. See more details.


Changes to Doctoral Field Examinations

Effective August 1, 2009, two changes have been made to the procedures for the doctoral field examinations. First, a form is now required in order to schedule the examinations. Second, examination questions and answers will be distributed electronically. See more details.

PhDs Awarded in 2009

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