Graduate Jobs and Fellowships

The M.A. Program in Humanities offers several scholarships every semester after your first semester, and encourages all of our graduate students to apply. The University through its major departments also provides a number of enrolled graduate students with part-time employment offering practical teaching experience related to their advanced study.


Edward B. Kaufmann Scholarship for M.A. students

The Kaufmann Scholarship provides several scholarships for SF State graduate students currently pursuing an M.A. degree in the School of Humanities & Liberal Studies. Amount of award: $2,000 or more according to need.

U.S. citizens, permanent residents and international students may apply. Applicants must be enrolled at SF State in at least three units at the time of application and at least three units at the time of receipt of the award. Applicants must have already completed at least 6 units toward the Humanities M.A. degree by the time of application and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Please note that federal and state regulations require that any scholarship, award, prize, or loan must be coordinated with the student’s financial aid awards.

Applications are usually due in November (for the following Spring semester) and April (for the following Fall semester).

The Magalios Family Scholarship

This is for a graduate student, providing a $1,000 award for merit and/or need. Applications are usually due in mid-November.

The Humanities Symposium Club

The School of Humanities and Liberal Studies provides annual funding for the Humanities Symposium, a one-day event organized by M.A. students in Humanities and featuring presentations by College of Liberal & Creative Arts students and faculty. The papers are edited and published every year. You can learn more about attending and participating in the symposium from Symposium Club officers, whose names may be obtained from the graduate coordinator.

Graduate Teaching Associate Positions

The appointments usually involve teaching regular classroom and/or laboratory courses, making assignments to undergraduate students, preparing course materials, administering examinations, assessing student performance, tutoring students and determining course grades. 

Individuals interested in being considered for such an appointment should contact the graduate coordinator or the school director.