Graduate Financial Aid
Our graduate programs appeal to talented, dedicated future scholars who seek broad historical, theoretical, and methodological expertise. Candidates should demonstrate a solid knowledge of the appropriate literature, and written and oral competence in the language of study. The PhD program is open to those with a BA or MA in an appropriate field. A broad training in the humanities is advantageous. Those admitted receive ample intellectual and financial support towards the preparation of their own independent scholarly careers.
The Fellowship offers students five years of full support, including complete tuition. It includes two years of non-service fellowship (no teaching during years 1 and 5), and three years of teaching. It also covers individual participation in the Boston University Basic Medical Insurance Plan.
The University, Department, and other sources support student travel and research. Many of our students receive fellowships for dissertation research or summer study from outside sources such as the Fulbright, and through competition within the Graduate School, Center for the Humanities, and other sources. Summer teaching is often available to qualified Fellow.