• The Master of Arts degree in History combines an intensive project of research with an orientation to contemporary modes of historical interpretation.
  • A program attentive to developing the craft of historical research, writing and analysis, the graduate program prepares students equally for continuing with academic studies at the doctoral level and for a variety of other careers where the knowledge and skills of the historian are valued.
  • The Master of Arts in History program is a small program, providing a supportive atmosphere for our students, who have achieved many successes such as winning provincial and national scholarships; acceptance of revised versions of major papers in scholarly journals and parts of major papers published in e-journals; as well as presenting at various lecture series and conferences.
  • Many of our graduates have also had success outside the academic world as lawyers, librarians, museum curators, financial advisors, civil servants and even as employees of this university.

Thematic Specializations

  • Local history
  • Social history
  • Cultural history
  • Intellectual history
  • History of the state and society
  • History of women, gender, and sexuality
  • Black history
  • History of the book
  • History of medicine
  • Postcolonial history
  • Labour history
  • Aboriginal peoples

Program Specific Admission Requirements

Deadline for Fall: February 15 (Applicants may be considered after the deadline has passed based on space and availability).

Deadline for Winter: November 1

Minimum TOEFL: IBT-100

Minimum IELTS: 7.0

Minimum Pearson: 68

Additional Requirements

Applicants must submit a Statement of Purpose and a writing sample.

General admission requirements for all Graduate Programs

Scholarships and Funding

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