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(See also: History Gray Book)

The prospectus is a student's proposal or plan for dissertation research and writing. Please file a copy of your prospectus with the Women's Studies Graduate Office.

In History, the prospectus is typically a typed document of 10 to 20 double-spaced pages. It defines the subject, central question, and methodological approach to the dissertation topic, including the importance of the proposed work to advancing the understanding of the discipline. It should relate the proposed research project to previous literature on the question and include a bibliography. It might also include a chapter plan and/or a tentative timetable. The prospectus must be presented no later than the end of the first term after Candidacy has been achieved.