Graduate students in the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies receive their degrees in History. For general achievement outcomes please refer to the History Graduate Program's assessment page.
In addition to the requirements of the graduate program in History, Division students have to fulfill the following for their degrees in Early Modern European History:
* additional coursework: Division students attend History 696F (Early Modern Europe) every semester
* reading knowledge of three second languages (usually Latin, German, and French; in some cases Spanish or Italian)
Before Division students embark on long-term archival research in Europe, they complete:
* paleography studies and courses
* language courses, e.g. summer courses of the Goethe Institute in Germany
* exploratory trips to the relevant archives (for which some financial assistance is available through the Division and the Department of History)
Division students have been successful in applying for major grants to conduct archival research in Europe. Since 1989 Division students have been awarded 18 Fulbright, 4 DAAD, 1 Mellon, 2 Chateaubriand, and 6 Institute for European History (Mainz, Germany) fellowships.