History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

MA in History Students: Advising and Appointments

  1. Whom do I contact for an appointment after being admitted to the program?
    Email the Graduate Director, Dr. Randolph Scully at rscully@gmu.edu or stop by the Graduate Coordinator's Office during office hours.

  2. Who is my advisor?
    The Graduate Director is the advisor for all current masters students.

  3. When is the graduate director available for advising?
    Advising hours with the Graduate Director are on Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in Robinson Hall 375A.

  4. Where do I go to find a professor’s specific expertise?
    Check the department’s web site http://history.gmu.edu and click on the Faculty and Staff link.

  5. What are a particular professor’s office hours?
    You must call any staff member in the department to obtain office hours for a specific professor.

  6. What if I can’t meet with the graduate director during his usual advising hours?
    You must email the Graduate Director directly at rscully@gmu.edu.

  7. What are the hours for the History Graduate Office?
    9:00pm-4:00pm, Monday – Friday.

  8. Do I need to bring anything to my appointment?
    Student files will be given to the Graduate Director to review at the time of the appointment.

  9. Where do I get a copy of course descriptions and syllabus?
    You may find course descriptions and syllabi on the web site.

  10. Do you have any courses offered at any other GMU campuses?
    Yes, occasionally we offer courses at the Arlington campus.

  11. How will I know when, where, and what books I need to get for the semester?
    Booklists for every course are submitted to the bookstore every semester.

  12. Why are my grades not showing up in the current semester?
    Your first grade has not been posted.
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