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IHUM confers a joint doctoral degree, with applications accepted in the third year of study from students enrolled in the Ph.D. programs in the following departments and schools: Anthropology, Architecture, Art and Archaeology, Classics, Comparative Literature, East Asian Studies, English, French and Italian, German, History, Music, Near Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Political Philosophy in Politics, Religion, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Sociology, and Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures. Students who join the program become core members of a community of interdisciplinary research and exchange that convenes for seminars, workshops, and other events. They receive an additional year of fellowship support for research and exploration in areas beyond the boundaries of their fundamental disciplinary training, and graduate with a joint degree from their home department and from the Council of the Humanities.
The next round of applications should be submitted to IHUM on March 1, 2019. Applications should include a description of plans for dissertation research and a brief letter of support from a departmental adviser. For more details, see the program website.
Students cannot be admitted to Princeton University through the IHUM Program.
Applicants to the program are recommended to take an IHUM program seminar in their first two years of coursework, and should, at all events, be able to show a record of interdisciplinary exploration. Students accepted into the program are expected to join in IHUM workshops (including a regular works-in-progress meeting for program members and faculty) and other events, as participants and organizers.
The IHUM staff will help students to find a mentor qualified to guide the exploration of their interdisciplinary interests (though the departmental adviser or advisers retain primary responsibility for directing the dissertation). Students are required to present a detailed plan for their IHUM fellowship year to the director of the program in the spring of the third year, as well as a report on their work at the end of the fourth year. They must fulfill all the requirements for the degree in their home departments.