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Graduate Funding

USF offers generous funding opportunities at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels:

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 or click on this link: GA application 
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 two letters 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.

Ph.D. Funding

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 tuition and a Graduate Assistantship with a $15,200 stipend the first year and $15,700 for the remaining three years.