Under 2004-2005 rates the 30 hours credit for a master's degree in history costs an in-state resident approximately $5,200 and an out-of-state resident $15,600. Fortunately, various forms of financial assistance are available.
The primary financial assistance offered by
the Department of History is the graduate assistantship. Offered annually
on a competitive basis, there are a total of seven graduate assistantships
each year to qualified students. 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 $3,750
for one semester of work and $7,500 for two semesters and an out-of-state
tuition waiver. 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 graduate
assistantships for a maximum of two years while enrolled in the masters'
for graduate assistantships
should be postmarked no later than 1 February
2009 for the 2009-2010 academic year.
In addition to graduate assistantships and the Western Historical Quarterly editorial fellowships, the School of Graduate Studies awards a limited number of scholarships. 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 1 February. The form for financial aid should be returned to the History Department by the same date.
The department has a small number of Carr Graduate Fellowships which are usually awarded to supplement the stipend provided to GA's and to support summer research travel. In addition, a $500 summer research award, the Charles and Elizabeth Peterson Thesis Award, is given on a competitive basis to a student working on the history of Utah or the West.
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).
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