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This program caters to a wide range of student profiles including those aiming for an academic track, a professional career, or to continue their training in history on a part-time basis. Students participate in graduate seminars that give them wide exposure to thematic and geographic areas of study. After their course work is complete, students write a research-based essay under the direction of a supervisor.
Historical research consulting, teaching, public history, government research analysis, civil service and diplomacy, professional writing and editing.
A master’s degree in history will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD.
Eight courses including a minimum of seven graduate seminars; Major Research Essay. Reading knowledge of a second language related to the student's research interests is also required.
One calendar year with a two-year full-time maximum, or a four year part-time maximum
A supervisor is required, but is not required prior to the start of the program
A minimum of 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
Four-year undergraduate program with honours or a major in history. Usually this entails at least 14 History courses. Credit may be given for up to two courses in other disciplines, if appropriate for the proposed area of study.
A copy of a historical research paper, preferably graded, normally at the senior undergraduate level.
250-word (minimum) statement of research interest including research topics in the major field and the reasons for pursuing a postgraduate degree in history.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
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