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
Spring 2015 Graduate Travel Grants
Graduate Dean Austin Cunningham, Dean Kratz, and the faculty of the School of Arts & Humanities wish to encourage graduate students in all 5 degree programs to present their creative or scholarly work at professional conferences, symposia, and workshops. To that end, we will award 6 to 8 travel grants of $350 in the Spring 2015 semester. Graduate Travel Grants take the form of reimbursement for travel expenses.
Graduate students who have applied to participate or have been accepted to participate in a professional conference, symposium, or workshop held within the United States should submit the application by the deadline of March 30, 2015.
Three Doctorates Awarded at December Ceremony
Congratulations to Valeria Forte, Jillian D. Round, and Mary McEntire Young, who were awarded the Ph.D. in Humanities at the December 2014 hooding ceremony!
Fall 2014 Graduate Travel Grants
Congratulations to the following students who were awarded Graduate Travel Grants during the Fall 2014 semester:
|Chris Foltz||Reconceptualizing Narrative Conference|
|Rosalyn K. Mack||South Central Modern Language Association annual meeting|
|Kenneth Morrow||Association for Asian Studies Joint Regional Conference|
Angela Kaiser Parker
|South Atlantic Modern Language Association annual meeting|
|Elizabeth Ranieri||Sixteenth Century Society Conference|
|Krista Rascoe||Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association annual meeting|
Doctorates Awarded at August Ceremony
Congratulations to Scott Branks del Llano and Alan Pizer, who were awarded the Ph.D. in Humanities at the August 2014 hooding ceremony!
Seven Doctorates Awarded at May Ceremony
Congratulations to Rowena Bailon, Lilian Calles Barger, Numair Choudhury, LaChandra Fitzgerald, Jill Foltz, Sobia Khan, and Shellie McCullough, who were awarded the Ph.D. in Humanities at the May 2014 hooding ceremony!
Spring 2014 Graduate Travel Grants
Congratulations to the following students who were awarded Graduate Travel Grants during the Spring 2014 semester:
|Jessica Braccio||5th Annual Texas A&M History Conference|
|Charles Carpenter||North American Levinas Conference|
|Robin Henry||University of Virginia English Graduate Conference|
|José Jiménez-Justiniano||Kentucky Foreign Language Conference|
|Toni Loftin||Rocky Mountain Council of Latin American Studies Conference|
|Lance Lusk||Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference|
|D. Michael Mims||Texas Oral History Association Conference|
|Sarah Valente||The Holocaust in Hungry, 70 Years On|
Nine Doctorates Awarded at December 2013 Ceremony
Congratulations to Philippe Baugh, Stacey Donald, Brian Fennig, Christine Hand Jones, Luke Lafitte, Caroline Najour, Jack O’Connor, Deborah Scally, and Barbara Vance, who were awarded the Ph.D. in Humanities at the December 2013 hooding ceremony!
Doctorate Awarded at August Ceremony
Congratulations to Sandra L. Glahn, who was awarded the Ph.D. in Humanities at the August 2013 hooding ceremony!
Doctoral Candidate is Awarded Fellowship for Cultural Research
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.
Seven Doctorates Awarded at May Ceremony
Congratulations to Diane Durant, Julienne Greer, Bart Chaney, Ambronita Douzart, Yuehong Chen, Terje Saar-Hambazaza, and Kyle Simmons, who were awarded the Ph.D. in Humanities at the May 2013 hooding ceremony!
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.