Funding and Resources
M.A. Graduate Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships provide a stipend plus nine credits of tuition waiver per
semester. All M.A. students receiving funding receive the same stipend. Graduate Assistantships
for M.A. students are one-year awards, distributed on a competitive basis. Applications
are available on the History Graduate Program Canvas page under Files>Forms.
This form is a fillable PDF. Students awarded Graduate Assistantships for one year must reapply if they wish to be considered for an appointment for the following year.
New applicants for Graduate Assistantships must include one letter of recommendation and a personal statement. Returning applicants (those already holding a Graduate Assistantship) must include a recommendation from their Major Professor, teaching evaluations, and a personal statement.
The deadline for all applications is January 15th.
To foster an ideal working relationship between students and faculty, the History Department at USF only admits a few full-time Ph.D. students each year. Students admitted to the Ph.D. program will receive a four-year financial package that includes a tuition waiver, subsidized health insurance, and a Graduate Assistantship with a stipend that is determined according to a contract set by the USF-GAU (graduate student union).