Financial Aid

The Department of History offers teaching assistantships to both M.A. and Ph.D. students. In 2011-12, these awards provided a stipend of $16,000 for Ph.D. students and $12,000 for M.A. students, plus a waiver of tuition, a partial waiver of fees, and partial subsidy of the cost of university health insurance. A teaching assistantship is usually renewable for a total of two years for M.A. students and four years for Ph.D. students, although in some cases Ph.D. students may receive up to five years of university financial support. In order to hold a teaching assistantship, a student must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and make satisfactory progress toward completion of his/her degree. In recent years, the Department of History has been able to provide financial aid to practically all full-time M.A. and Ph.D. students.

The Contemporary History Institute offers fellowships to M.A. and Ph.D. students in history who are enrolled in their certificate program.

For more information about financial aid, please click on these links:

Graduate College
Graduate Catalog