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This list is intended for student’s use only as a reminder of the forms and requirements required for a graduate degree. This checklist is not comprehensive and should not be submitted. Students should always check the Graduate School website for updated forms and deadlines. The history department Guidebook provides detailed instructions you will need to complete most of these forms and requirements. Graduate services are available only to registered students. Please note that the Graduate School minimum requirements are sometimes superseded or addended by mandatory departmental requirements.

Note: PDF forms should be downloaded first, then may be completed on your computer and saved.

Year 1

  • Advisory Committee* Must be appointed by end of the first year (2nd semester)  in residence. Submit at If a faculty member outside UGA is requested to be on the committee, please submit the following documents to before submitting an original or revised Advisory Committee form - (1) a letter of justification from the major professor as to why an outside faculty member is necessary to the committee and (2) a current CV of the ‘outside’ committee member. Note: an 'outside' committee member is an additional member to the minimum of three UGA graduate faculty.
  • Foreign Language/Research Skills Requirement. One language/research skill requirement appropriate to the student’s program of study as approved by the major professor and the graduate coordinator. See the guidebook for options.
  • Course Requirement Worksheet. This form is a worksheet to assist students and should not be submitted. Retain for your own record.
  • Final Program of Study*.  Submit at end of 2nd term. Must be submitted by the end of final course requirements (prior to directed reading, research or thesis hours being taken). Complete a paper copy of the form as fully as you can, than take it to the graduate coordinator's assistant for initial review. Students can check past and in-progress courses and grades in Athena on their unofficial transcript.Once approved, submit in

Year 2

* GRADUATE SCHOOL FORMS and information for current students are found at the Graduate School web site







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