Graduate Resources


First and foremost, the Department of History seeks to create a vibrant graduate community in which our students can reach their full intellectual and professional potential. Follow the links below to get information on some of the resources and opportunities available to graduate students.

A major priority of the Department in recent years has to been emphasize the wide range of career opportunities available to students with MA, MHP, and PhD degrees, both within in academia and in the public and private sector.  We have been successful in securing support from the American Historical Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities to train students in quantitative and technological skills and guide them into a variety of careers.

Find below some valuable resources for seeking funding for your research, as well as advice on working in government, nonprofits, and private employment.

Support for Research:

Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students in History

GSU Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship

GSU Student Innovation Fellowship

Career Opportunities:

The Humanities PhD at Work

I Have a PhD in History. How Can I Survive in the Private Sector?

Making Your Way as a History PhD in the Think Tank World

Turning Your PhD into a Meaningful Job with the Federal Government

How One Tenure-Track Prof Left Academia: A Beginner’s Guide

AHA Career Diversity Resources

What I Do: Historians Talk about Their Work

Imagine PhD Resources: Interviews, Resumés, Cover Letters, and Negotiating