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.