Each entering art history graduate student must meet with the Director of Graduate Studies (see Division of Art History Administration) before the beginning of classes of the first semester to discuss his or her undergraduate training and to plan a graduate program. Each art history graduate student must continue to meet with the Director of Graduate Studies prior to the beginning of each semester in order to obtain registration permission, make course selections, and discuss progress toward the degree. Students are expected to meet the announced prerequisites before enrolling in a course.
All academic-year teaching and research assistants, during the period of their appointments, must be registered in the Graduate College and must be a student in good standing in the department in which he or she is a degree candidate.
In an academic semester during which a graduate student holds a one-quarter time teaching or research assistantship, he or she may be enrolled for no more than 15 semester hours and no less than 6 semester hours. In an academic semester during which a graduate student holds a half-time teaching or research assistantship, he or she may be enrolled for no more than 12 credit hours and no less than 4 semester hours.
Ph.D. students must be registered during the semester in which they plan to take their comprehensive exams. In addition, doctoral candidates must continue to register after they have completed their comprehensive exams (as “Doctoral Continuous Registration”) during each fall and spring semester until completion of the degree. The Graduate Program Coordinator (see Division of Art History Administration) automatically carries out this procedure for the student.