- have your qualifying paper proposal approved by the thesis committee
You must advance to degree candidacy before being permitted to attend graduation ceremonies. You have one year after achieving degree candidacy to complete your qualifying paper.
All students are required to have a reading knowledge of either French, Italian, German, or Spanish (though other foreign languages appropriate to a specific field of study 也会被考虑). This requirement must be met by the end of the second semester of study, or if studying part time, by the time the student completes the equivalent 一年的全日制课程. 学生可以通过填写 two years (four semesters) of college-level language study, or by passing a written 由研究生院管理的考试.
Students for whom English is a second language are exempt from the language requirement.
The 时装与纺织研究:历史、理论、博物馆实践 program emphasizes practical, professional experience, and therefore each student is required to complete 经批准的实习. Although only one internship is required for graduation, students may choose to serve additional internships for networking opportunities and as aids 专业成长.
实习 may be pursued during the academic year or during winter or summer breaks, 并且要求至少投入135小时. 过去的实习网站包括 皇冠8868博物馆, the Metropolitan 博物馆 of Art, the Costume Institute, Christie's and Sotheby's auction houses, the Brooklyn 博物馆, the 博物馆 of the City of New York, 圣乔治大教堂的纺织品保护实验室. 神圣的约翰，库珀休伊特 博物馆, the Jewish 博物馆, the National 博物馆 of the American Indian, and the American 自然历史博物馆.
Current lists of internship opportunities, descriptions, guidelines, and procedures 都被研究生办公室存档了吗. 每个学生，在咨询 with the faculty internship advisor, makes a formal application for a position, and if selected, reports directly to a staff member at the internship location, who then 监督和评估学生的工作. 学生被要求保持一个 internship journal, and to write an essay summarizing their experience. 学分 cannot be granted for any internship that has not been approved by the faculty advisor 实习开始前.
The qualifying paper may take the form of a scholarly re搜索 paper or article, an exhibition proposal or catalog, a conservation treatment proposal and report, a grant proposal, a collection survey, or an interpretive program utilizing a variety of formats, 包括电子媒体.
Students should select a topic whose re搜索 and explication is completely manageable 在一年内. 完成后，需提交一份合格的论文，包括但不限于 to text, footnotes, bibliography, and illustrations—should not exceed 30-40 pages 的长度.
It is the student's responsibility to propose a topic and to select an advisor from 研究生院. 书面提案必须提交给双方，并由双方批准 学生之前的指导老师和委员会可以继续. 学生们带着他们的 advisors, are invited to attend the committee's discussion of the proposal, to defend 澄清观点. Students are encouraged to complete proposals by the end of their 研究生第三学期. 详细的指导方针可以在研究生办公室找到 研究.
Students matriculating full time will have three years to complete all degree requirements, including the qualifying paper (two years of coursework plus one year to write and 完成合格论文). 非全日制学生将有五年的时间完成学业 all degree requirements (a maximum of four years of coursework plus one year to write 并完成合格论文).