Graduate Student Resources

Find resources to help you successfully complete your graduate degree in History here.

Program of Study

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Career Development

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Graduate Teaching Assistantships

Graduate teaching assistantships offer tuition remission and provide a stipend. History Department GTAs work with the faculty member teaching a particular course.

GTA responsibilities

  • Attend class lectures
  • Teach smaller breakout or discussion sections
  • Hold weekly office hours
  • Grade students’ performance in their breakout sections

Fill out the GTA application

Learn more about funding your graduate education

Funded Internships

The History Department has negotiated a number of funded internships in the greater Kansas City area that offer tuition remission and provide a stipend. 

Any student may apply for a funded internship, but we give priority to students who have declared a Public History Emphasis.

Apply for an internship

Declare a public history emphasis

HistoryMakers internships

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Faculty research and department projects

In addition, it is often possible to intern with members of our faculty.

Search for faculty areas of expertise

Grader and Researcher Positions

The History Department often hires graduate students to assist faculty on grant-funded projects and as graders for large undergraduate courses. These appointments are usually semester-by-semester on an as-needed basis and generally do not come with tuition assistance.

Prizes and Awards

The UMKC History Department awards two annual prizes for graduate student work — the Louis Potts Best Graduate Regional History Prize and the Carla Klausner Best Graduate Student Paper Prize.

Submit your essay by May 1 for consideration.

Other Funding Sources

UMKC School of Graduate Studies Grants and Awards

Students also are encouraged to seek external funding through internships, grants, and fellowships. Many local, state, and national historical organizations offer fellowships for graduate students, as well as travel grants to archives and presidential libraries.