Graduate Resources

Explore all your resources to ensure you succeed as a history graduate student.

There are three student handbooks covering the structure, process and degree requirements for each degree offered through the History Department. In addition, The Graduate Handbook provides an overview of Graduate School functions and resources, as well as the rules, regulations, and procedures administered by the Graduate School. It is the responsibility of all graduate students to know and understand their degree requirements.


Graduate-level courses are numbered 500 to 800. Nine credit hours are considered a full course load.

All graduate students in the History Department work closely with their advisors on their curriculum. Students also have additional resources, including other faculty members, the Graduate Assistant, and their peers. 


The History Department offers a number of funding opportunities for graduate student education, research, professional development, and travel. Award amounts for travel and the availability of additional work in the History Department depend on the availability of funds each year. Additional funding opportunities are available through the NC State Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid.


Learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. Make sure that you attend workshops, seminars, and lectures to broaden your intellectual horizons, develop specific skills, or meet scholars and professionals in your field.


The History Department offers several awards to graduate students, and our graduate students have been successful in winning university awards as well. 


  • University Recreation offers fitness programs, services, and facilities to the NC State community that enhance overall student wellness.
  • The Student Health Center houses the on-campus Medical Clinics, Counseling Center, and Disabilities Services Office. The Student Health Center provides a variety of services, including primary care, nutrition counseling, dental care, immunizations, therapeutic massage, occupational medicine, orthopedics, physical therapy, women's health, radiology, HIV/STI testing, and more.
  • The Counseling Center assists NC State students experiencing personal, academic or vocational problems. Group and private meetings are available to students by appointment. Counseling Center staff members often host workshops on stress management, time management, assault awareness, and much more throughout the year. The Counseling Center also handles all academic withdrawal requests for students requiring a retroactive leave of absence or terminating their graduate studies at NC State University. See the Graduate School handbook for more information about requesting a leave of absence.