Financial support from both university funding and private bequests enable the History Department to offer our Ph.D. students both tuition and a stipend of about $25,000 for up to five years and our M.A. students $20,000 for up to two years. We additionally provide $4,500 to Ph.D. students for the summer following their second year, to provide financial support as they prepare for the fall qualifying exams. It should be added, too, that Newark is a small college town that has a relatively low cost-of-living.
The Department provides teaching assistantships, fellowships, and tuition scholarships, awarded competitively. The fellowships and assistantships include tuition remission for the fall and spring semester plus a living expense stipend. Teaching assistantships normally require students to work up to 20 hours per week, leading discussion sections and grading in lower-level survey courses, or, more rarely, grading for a large, unsectioned lecture course. Fellows do not usually perform any additional duties aside from their academic studies.
Please note: Financial awards can be withdrawn if students fail to progress satisfactorily.