Tuition and Financial Assistance
The primary financial assistance offered by the Department of History is the graduate assistantship. Offered annually on a competitive basis, these assistantships entail approximately 20 hours of work a week assisting the faculty in the introductory survey courses taught by the department. The award carries a stipend of $4,212 for one semester of work and full or partial tuition awards. A GA must maintain a GPA of 3.0 (or a B average) and be enrolled as a full-time student to keep an assistantship and may hold positions for a maximum of two years while enrolled in the masters' program. Apply using the Departmental Assistantship form.
Funding for graduate students is also available through competitive fellowships and scholarships from the School of Graduate Studies. To be eligible for these awards, all students should complete the application for admission and send it, along with GRE scores and letters of recommendation, to the graduate school by December 15. The form for financial aid should be returned to the history department by the same date.
The department also provides funding for travel to archives and conference presentations.
Students interested in establishing eligibility for federal loans and work study will need to complete a free application for federal student aid and submit it to the Financial Aid Office, 1800 Old Main Hill, Utah State University, Logan, UT, 84322-1800. We encourage all applicants to contact the Financial Aid Office directly with questions (435-797-0173).