Letter from the Chair
Current Students Information
- Degree Requirements
- Student Lists
- Student Organizations
- Dissertations in Progress
- Placement Procedures
- Recent PhDs Awarded
- Recent PhD Placements
- Financial Support
- Named Fellowships
Fields of Study and Graduate Courses
The History department is the proud home of dozens of scholars engaged in over thirty fields of research and study. The history department also offers students the possibility of creating at least one major or minor "constructed" field tailored to their individual interests. Graduate student coursework provides many opportunities to combine and refine these areas of intellectual discussion.
Financial support opportunities for current, registered students include fellowships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, minority student fellowships, and graduate assistantships.
All current, registered graduate students are expected to submit the request for Financial Support by February of each academic year.
Applicants for teaching assistantship positions should submit the Teaching Assistantship application in addition to all the supporting materials in the first week of February of each academic year.
Research assistantship positions are given at the discretion of history department faculty and should be discussed with individual faculty.
The Graduate College offers a variety of financial support including fellowships and assistantships. It publishes a monthly bulletin that provides detailed information for all students and should be consulted regularly. The August edition of each calendar year provides an overview of the fellowship possibilities throughout the academic year.
Information for International Students
Current, registered international students should visit the Office of International Student Affairs. The OISA provides additional resources for international students including information on visas, health regulations, taxes, and employment requirements. International students should consult the OISA regarding additional university requirements.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees are based on the student's residency status, the specific graduate program, and the number of semester hours taken each term. To be considered full-time, students must be registered for 12 or more semester hours. Students with a teaching or research assistantship qualify for full-time status with only eight hours of coursework. Current tuition and fee information is available through the Graduate College.
The History department recommends that all students consider the financial information provided to be an estimate of expenses. Additional expenses that all students should be prepared to cover include: moving expenses (including start-up costs), transportation, books and supplies, and food. This is in addition to university fees including health insurance, a Health Center fee, and other fees, totaling approximately $700/semester.
Registering for Courses
Registration takes place online, using a web-based service, U of I Enterprise.
In 2004 the university renumbered its courses. The renumbering affects both registration and the number of credit hours for which students register. The History department renumbering guide provides a complete listing of old course numbers with their new equivalents.