Nearly all admitted students are offered funded graduate assistantships, which carry a tuition waiver, health insurance and stipend to our graduate students. Master's students are usually admitted with assistantships for two academic years. Doctoral students are usually admitted with five years of funding.
Graduate assistantships in the Department of History provide a tuition waiver, health insurance and a competitive nine-month stipend. Graduate assistants typically work to support faculty teaching world history surveys as graduate teaching assistants (GTA) but may also help teach other classes. Other students work as graduate research assistants (GRA) providing assistance to faculty members. The work experience gained as a GTA or GRA provides students with valuable experience, training and mentorship in teaching and research.
Graduate assistants must be full-time students enrolled in nine hours of coursework per semester or enrolled in dissertation/thesis research. Assistantships require a commitment of approximately 13 hours of work per week. Additional details relating to the duties of graduate assistants can be found in the Graduate Program Handbook.
Awards and Fellowships
For enrolled students, additional funding for participation in professional conferences and for thesis/dissertation research is available from the department through a competitive awards process. Other competitive opportunities for funding exist in the College of Liberal Arts, the Graduate School and at the University level.