Doctoral Assistantships

The Department of History has a number of Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistantships (EGTAs) which are offered on a competitive basis to our strongest applicants. The EGTA covers tuition and provides a nine-month stipend. As of 2023, the stipend was $19,468 before students take their Comprehensive Examinations, and $20,818 afterward.

Those awarded an assistantship perform assigned duties each semester as a teaching assistant and must register for and complete no fewer than nine semester hours per semester in the fall and spring terms. The fellowship provides full tuition coverage for two long semesters of full-time (9 hrs per semester) study. Both awards are renewable each year for six years provided a student maintains a minimum GPA of 3.00, performs acceptably as a graduate assistant, and makes acceptable progress toward completing the doctoral degree.

Numerous additional scholarships are available to graduate students from the College of Liberal Arts and the Graduate School and other sources. The history department also offers several awards and travel grants for which students are eligible to apply.