Navigating through our graduate program may seem daunting at times, but always remember that the graduate program advising team stands ready to help, as do your faculty advisors. For an overview of the range of questions you should discuss with your faculty advisor, see our Advising Qs (pdf). Our goal is to ensure that your graduate training is unmatched in quality.
Progression through our graduate program is governed by two sets of regulations:
- The Graduate School’s Academic Policies and Procedures set the general parameters of graduate study at UW-Madison. They are summarized at appropriate points in the Graduate Program Handbook.
- The History Department also has its own, additional requirements, which are outlined in the Graduate Program Handbook. Some of the Department’s regulations and requirements apply to all students, while others are specific to individual fields.
Remember: Students must meet the degree and course requirements in effect when they entered the program. (If you need to consult a copy of a prior handbook, see the website.) Our administrative procedures and processes, however, can change over time. All students are required to follow current procedures and processes.
Please use the links to the right for more information about all aspects of our program.