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History Graduate Student Financial Aid

Graduate Funding

The History Department awards graduate teaching assistantships that carry stipends and tuition waivers. The Contemporary History Institute has fellowships that it awards to selected graduate students admitted to its program.

University policy sets limits on the duration of funding for graduate students. According to that policy, a graduate student with a graduate degree from another institution (e.g. a Ph.D. student who earned an M.A. elsewhere) can receive a maximum of ten semesters of tuition support, excluding summers. A graduate student without a graduate degree from another institution (e.g. either an M.A. student or a Ph.D. student with an M.A. from Ohio) can receive a maximum of twelve semesters of graduate tuition scholarship.

The History Department's general policy has been to provide an M.A. student with a maximum of four semesters of support and a Ph.D. student with eight semesters of support. Someone who earns both degrees in our department can receive twelve semesters of support. There may be occasions, however, when exceptions are in both the department's interest and the student's. Should the department have funds available and a need for an additional teaching assistant, and should the student benefit from additional support, the department might offer financial support to someone who was previously ineligible. All decisions will be on a case-by-case basis and are, of course, subject to budgetary constraints that can vary considerably from year to year.

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