The History Department is pleased to offer assistantships to approximately eighteen graduate students each semester. These positions provide recipients with a stipend to help cover living expenses as well as the costs of tuition (generally for up to nine credit hours per semester).
Stipends are disbursed over ten months to cover the academic year (August-May) unless stated otherwise. Typical Pay Ranges of stipends vary, so please consult your offer letter to determine the dollar value of your merit-based aid.
Applicants do not need to fill out any additional form to be considered for assistantships; simply be sure to check the box on your Graduate School application.
- Teaching Assistantships are awarded to approximately thirteen students each year. TAs are assigned to help a professor in the classroom. Duties typically include grading, leading discussion sections, guest lecturing, and assisting with other tasks as needed. TAs are expected to hold weekly office hours and be available to assist undergraduates via email as well.
- Research Assistantships are awarded to approximately five students each semester. RAs assist one or multiple professors depending on the scale and scope of the work required for each assigned faculty member. RAs are expected to help with research projects, and may also be asked to assist with teaching duties.
- General Information on Merit-Based Aid
- Rules and Guidelines for Assistantships
- Assistantship Application for Admitted Students. This form must be filled out each year for renewing assistantships, and for current students without assistantships seeking aid for the following year. Deadline is February 15th.