Master's program (2-4 years):

Master's thesis (6 credits)

Required Courses (5 credits):

  • Supervised Reading and Research (1 credit for 2 semesters) and Area Studies (0 credits for 2 semesters)
  • Workshop in Historical Research and Writing (3 credits), Historical Metrology Method (3 credits), Field Work (3 credits): choose one course from among these three.
  • Second Foreign Languages (0 credits for 4 semesters)

Selective Courses (19 credits)

Non-history major students shall take one of following courses: Chinese History (III/IV), World History (III/IV) and Taiwanese History.

Doctoral Program

Dissertation (6 credits)

Required Courses (8 credits):

  • Supervised Reading and Research (1 credit for 2 semesters) and Area Studies (0 credits for 2 semesters).
  • Workshop in Historical Research and Writing (3 credits), Historical Metrology Method (3 credits), Field Work (3 credits): choose one course from among these three.
  • Readings in Classics of Western History (3 credits).
  • Second Foreign Languages (0 credits for 4 semesters).

Selective Courses (16 credits)

Non-history major students shall take one of following courses: Chinese History (III/IV), World History (III/IV) and Taiwanese History.

Students in the master's degree program shall decide their advisor before the end of May in their first academic year; students in the PhD program shall decide their advisor before the end of May in their second academic year. Eligible advisors are the full-time and part-time professors of this Department. When a special advisor is needed, it should be agreed by the tutor, the chair, and the Department committee.

The qualification exam is held in the last 10 days of November and April. Graduate students apply for qualification four months before the test, and may cancel at any time up to one month before it.

Before submitting a dissertation or thesis, students shall present an outline, discuss it in public, and obtain the approval of the advisor and the professors of the Department. Then, in the second semester, a defense may be held before a three to five person committee (in the case of master's students) or a five to nine person committee (in the case of doctoral students).

A thesis or dissertation should be written in Chinese; if it is written in another language, approval by the Department committee must be obtained.