Each new Ph.D. student is awarded a comprehensive five-year funding package. The funding package covers the full tuition expenses, and it ensures a minimum stipend of $25,950 for the students. Furthermore, the department is committed to supporting the student’s academic journey by providing financial assistance for summer and dissertation research, along with funding for attending conferences.
The primary source of funding for graduate students is through teaching assistantships. However, incoming students are exempted from teaching duties during their first year to focus solely on their studies. Upon the successful completion of their comprehensive exams, they become eligible for a year-long research assistantship, offering them additional financial support while pursuing their research interests.
The History Department is an active participant in the McKnight Foundation Fellowship Program, which provides supplementary funding support to eligible incoming students who meet the program’s criteria. Students who are interested in availing themselves of this opportunity should engage in discussions with their potential advisors and the director of graduate studies to explore the application process and assess their eligibility for the program.
Source: University of Miami
Scholarship Provider: The University of Miami
About the University
The University of Miami is a well-known university that reaches one of the top research universities situated in one of the most multicultural and dynamic cities in the USA. Founded in 1925, the group of Miami Citizens believes that the institution of higher education is important for the development of the community. The university has evolved, over the years into a prominent research university and academic health system, renowned for its pioneering spirit and remarkable achievements, leading to its membership in the esteemed Association of American Universities.
The university has more than 19,000 students from all over the world fulfilling their higher education at the University of Miami. The Univesity has a diverse and vibrant community that focuses on the students learning and teaching experience.
The University of Miami’s mission centers on the transformation of lives through education, research, innovation, and service. Its commitment lies in upholding the freedom of inquiry, encouraging critical thinking, questioning, and dissent. With unwavering determination, they will pursue excellence in both their research and educational endeavors. The university’s ultimate goal is to prepare students for fulfilling and enduring careers, instilling in them an enduring dedication to the pursuit of knowledge and truth.
A primary goal is to equip the students with the right skills and knowledge needed to fulfill a meaningful career throughout their lives.
- Applicant’s Nationality: Both local and International Students
- Degree Level: Ph.D. Degree
- Fields: History, Arts and Culture, and other related courses
- Number of Awards: NA
- Duration: Up to five years
- Scholarship Country: United States
- Renewable: Yes
- Offered Annually: Yes
- Scholarship Awards: Fully-funded
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
- The program only accepts Ph.D. applicants
- B.A. entrants must complete 45 credit hours (approx. 5 semesters) of graduate coursework
- M.A. entrants must complete 27 credit hours (approx. 3 semesters) of graduate coursework
- Core classes include History 721 (Historiography) in the fall semester of the first year
- Two-semester research seminar, History 701 and 702, spans from the spring of the first year to the fall of the second year
- Doctoral students should have a reading knowledge of at least one foreign language, more may be required as advised by the major advisor
- Language exams must be passed before taking comprehensive exams
- Comprehensive exams should be taken by the spring of the third year, evaluating students in three fields with written and oral components
- Dissertation prospectus circulated among faculty before comprehensive exams
- After comprehensive exams, students need to take sufficient dissertation research credits, totaling 60 credit hours beyond B.A., with a minimum of 12 dissertation credits required
- Dissertation defense was conducted between the fifth and eighth years with a committee comprising internal and external reviewers.
It is important to check the complete information on the recent version of the graduate handbook at the official website of the provider. Good communication skills in oral and written English are also required for international students.
The application can be accessed in an online portal system provided by the university. The application must be completed including the personal information needed to be qualified for the awards.
As part of the application process, the students must submit the following materials:
- An application form.
- Financial aid application for students seeking aid.
- Three confidential letters of recommendation, preferably from the candidate’s former professors. If the recommenders have experienced an issue with the online portal system, then they can email it directly to the university.
- Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended (college or university). Transcripts should not be provided by or received by the applicant.
- A detailed statement from the student, covering: a) Background and education. b) Interests in the field, preferred topics, etc. c) Reasons for choosing a graduate degree in history at the University of Miami. d) Future plans and aspirations upon completing the degree.
- The statement holds significant importance in the application review process as it showcases the student’s comprehension of the professional training involved. Prospective students are encouraged to reach out to faculty members they are interested in working with prior to applying.
- Representative to write a sample of at least a minimum of 20 pages.
In addition to the requirement the students must also provide the following:
- English test score
- Copy of diploma
- Official transcript of records
- F-1 visa, if you need to acquire then the students must submit their Sponsorship or Bank letter and a copy of the first-page passport.
The successful Ph.D. students will be awarded up to five years of funding including a stipend amounting to up to $25,950 and fully-funded tuition fees. In addition to the awards, the scholars will be receiving financial support for their summer and dissertation research provided by the department.
The deadline for fall admission and financial aid is January 17, 2024. You can apply online starting from August 15, 2023. Instructions and forms are available on the Graduate School’s website, and there’s no application fee for the History graduate program.