Graduate Handbook | Online Resources
Here you will find a list of helpful links, including websites and forms linked elsewhere in the graduate student handbook.
Department – Directories of faculty, staff, and graduate students along with descriptions of the program and institutional resources.
University Catalogue – The official word on university policies, including especially degree requirements. Read the “Graduate Degrees” portion of the History Department section.
OASIS (Online Academic Student Information System) – All your secured USC information, including course (enrollment history, grade report, completed course summary, etc) and financial information. Note especially the StARS (Student Academic Record System) report which provides a comprehensive review of your progress in meeting degree requirements.
USC: The Graduate School – Information on USC fellowships, dissertation submission, guidelines and forms, student resources (including a guide to the student-faculty mentor relationship and list of research centers and institutes).
Schedule of Classes – Course registration system along with schedule of final exams, information on student fees, and a list of basic services.
Trojan Hospitality (food services)
Annual Report Guidelines – The instructions for the Graduate Student Annual Report (due each Spring) are available as a PDF file here.
Appointment of Committee – Forms for appointing your qualifying exam committee and dissertation committee are provided by the Graduate School here.
Change of Committee – The form for changing your qualifying exam or dissertation committee is available from the Graduate School here.
Checklist for History Department Quals-Takers – This form, to be reviewed in a meeting with Joe Styles and Lori Rogers when you are ready to establish your qualifying exams committee, is available as a PDF file here.
Job Market Calendar and Checklist – This form, providing a general guide to the process of seeking an academic job, is available as a PDF file here.
Request for Exceptional Grad Funds – An application to the department for additional funds for research or conference travel is available as a PDF file here.
Request to Take the Ph.D. Qualifying Exam – The form for scheduling your qualifying exams is available from the Graduate School here.
Time to Completion Form - The form and instructions for fall progress reports by ABD students are avalable as a PDF here.