Baylor University
Department of History
College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Jeffrey S. Hamilton, Chair Tidwell Bible Building, 2nd Floor, Waco, TX 76798 | 254-710-2667
EXIT SURVEY FOR HISTORY M.A. GRADUATES
GENERAL INFORMATION

1. Age 2. Gender

3. Race/Ethnicity


GRADUATION PLANS

4. After graduating from Baylor are you planning to attend graduate or professional school?
yes no

If so, in what field?

If you have been admitted to a program, what is it?

5. Are you planning to work? yes no

If so, in what occupation?

6. How did studying for the Master's Degree in History influence your choices concerning further education or work?


QUESTIONS ABOUT THE HISTORY GRADUATE PROGRAM

7. Which graduate courses did you take?

8. Did the courses you took prepare you for the comprehensive exam?
yes no

9. Did the courses you took prepare you to write your thesis?
yes no

10. Which courses did you find most valuable?

Why?

11. How did the graduate courses you took change or affect your intellectual life?

12. What were the three most important concepts or ideas that you learned in your history seminars?

13. The learning environments in your seminars were structured as:
lecture
small group
discussion
group projects
individual projects

Which did you find most valuable?
lecture
small group
discussion
group projects
individual projects

14. Did the size of the seminar make a difference?
yes no

If so, how?

15. Was there much discussion in your seminars?
yes no

Did the students debate with each other? yes no

Were individual opinions heard and respected? yes no

16. Did you discuss course readings and lectures outside the classroom? yes no

If so, with whom?

17. Were you encouraged to connect course material with that from other courses?
yes no

18. Did you participate in activities sponsored by the History Department?
yes no

If so, which ones?

Which ones did you find the most valuable?

19. How do you feel the program prepared you for life beyond Baylor?

20. What was the most influential book you read during your graduate career?

Why?

21. What part of the program helped you prepare for your thesis?

22. Which resources at Baylor did you use to conduct your thesis research?

What other sources did you use?

23. Will you publish all or part of your thesis?
yes no unsure

Why or why not?

24. What was the most valuable part of your graduate career?

MORE TO SAY

25. If you have suggestions for improving the graduate program, use the space below.