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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS)

areas of study

Degree Programs

 

AHSS offers more than 25 undergraduate, graduate and PhD degree-granting programs for students who care about getting a well-rounded education and leading meaningful lives, personally and professionally.

Areas of Study

Current Graduate Students

Graduate study is an exciting time to explore, grow and expand your intellectual and professional skills. It is simultaneously a time that requires a lot of attention to details and policies. To help ensure your success, we have compiled a variety of University resources to support you throughout your program.

Grant Funding Research Workshop

If you missed this workshop in Spring 2014, stay tuned for dates for Fall Quarter 2014.

Presented by Peggy Keeran, Arts and Humanities Reference Librarian

Looking for funding for a research or creative projects? Come learn about Pivot and other potentially useful resources for identifying funding resources, such as grants from private foundations, corporations, and public charities. The workshop will cover strategies for searching Pivot, the Foundation Directory, and for locating additional grant information on the Internet. Participants will also be introduced to various grant books available at the library.

Guidelines for Successfully Scheduling and Completing Your Thesis/Dissertation

If you missed this workshop in January 2014, stay tuned for dates for Fall Quarter 2014.

If you would like to discuss this process before Fall 2014, please email Kristy Firebaugh, AHSS Graduate Student Services Manager, to schedule a meeting.

If you are a graduate student nearing the end of your coursework and are planning on writing a thesis or dissertation, you are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop session. 

We will cover the following steps:

  1. Preparations
  2. Proposal
  3. Assembling a Committee
  4. Committee Approval
  5. Oral Defense
  6. Dissertation/Thesis
  7. Dissertation/Thesis and ETD Submission
  8. Embargos and Restrictions

IRB Workshop: Human Subjects Research Ethics

If you missed the January 2014 workshop, stay tuned for future dates.

Does your research involve human subjects?
Join us for an ORSP-led overview of the Institutional Review Board's review process and a hands-on orientation to IRBNet. No need to RSVP.

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UNIVERSITY POLICY AND PROCEDURES

It is important to stay abreast of University policy. Be sure to review thoroughly the Office of Graduate Studies Graduate Policies & Procedures (PDF).

STUDENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

As a graduate student, it is NEVER too early to begin preparing yourself for your career post-graduation. There are a variety of rich options to help support and encourage your growth as a graduate student and emerging professional.

AHSS graduate research and writing group

The AHSS graduate research group encourages and supports graduate students in their individual and collective research. Serving as a collaborative space to engage critically and offer suggestions for ongoing research, the group strives to encourage and support research endeavors from conference paper presentations to dissertation writing.

If you are interested in connecting with other graduate students to form a research or writing group, please contact Kristy Firebaugh.

ahss career development series

We are committed to helping you grow as a student and as a professional. Join us for our career development series.

Our series will offer monthly brown bag workshops in which you will gain career development knowledge as well as the opportunity to apply your new skills. Our fall theme will focus on preparing you for graduate-level research, conference and grant preparations.

Stay tuned for dates and times for Fall 2014.

graduate Career Counseling

Need help with resumes, interviewing or thinking outside of the box in terms of career trajectories? Graduate Career Services can help.

Carly Einstein will work with you throughout your graduate journey to help you prepare for your post-graduation path. It is never too late to begin.


Research Tools and Funding Opportunities

Take advantage of the many resources available on campus to support your research.

Penrose Library

Penrose Library offers a wealth of information and support for your research. We have dedicated research librarians for specific disciplines.

Use these links to find not only their contact information, but also research guides broken down by discipline:

Writing Center

Did you know that the Writing Center offers workshops and support for graduates and faculty?

The Writing Center is open to you for help—from project conception to dissertation critic. Make an appointment today.

Funding Opportunities

Access to funding is critical to help support research, internships and travel opportunities. We encourage you to apply to the funding opportunities below as well as continue to seek out additional funding sources.


FORMS

Find much-needed University of Denver guidelines, deadlines and forms you'll need throughout your graduate journey.

Looking for a form specific to your department? Check with your individual program or departmental website.

Dual Degrees

Dual degrees offer a wonderful opportunity to combine complementary master's-level degrees here at the University of Denver.

It is important to begin the process early and to be aware of the eligibility timelines. Review the dual-degree policy and forms to get started.

Access our student resources for graduate students and scroll down to the formal and flexible dual-degree sections to learn more about the variety of dual-degree possibilities.

Continuous Enrollment

Continuous enrollment allows students to maintain their current student status, and the benefits that go along with student status, while completing eligible post-coursework degree requirements.

It is important to stay current with your continuous enrollment. Be sure to review and complete the proper continuous enrollment process (PDF) each quarter to stay in good status, and avoid late fees.

Graduation

Congratulations on nearing the completion of your program! While this is an exciting time, it also requires focused attention to deadlines and requirements:

Leave of Absence

Need to take a break from your studies? The University of Denver has two leave of absence options.

Be sure to read the policies, and choose the correct leave of absence to best support your circumstances and your time away from the University.

Please also contact our office and your adviser to discuss your options, understand your student status and stay connected while you are away from campus.

  • Medical Leave of Absence (PDF): A medical leave of absence requires a documented medical condition. Please review the policy for eligibility and necessary steps.
  • Personal Leave of Absence (PDF): A personal leave of absence allows you to take up to one academic year off at a time. Please review the policy for more information.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Success in graduate school does not rest on grades and research alone. Part of a graduate education is navigating the everyday issues, obstacles and opportunities that arise.

The University of Denver has offices across campus to support you on this journey.


Do you have questions that are not answered here? Want to discuss an issue further? Kristy Firebaugh, the AHSS graduate student services manager, is available to assist you.

Please feel free to visit Sturm Hall 402, email Kristy or call 303-871-2169.