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Learn from internationally recognized scholars in a program with excellent student-to-supervisor ratios. Departmental expertise is wide-ranging; our historians are specialists in histories of Africa, Canada, China, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Students learn valuable skills in argumentative writing, critical thinking, public speaking, and grant proposal writing. After a year of seminar course work, students complete a research thesis. Typically, students base their theses in archival research within Canada and abroad. While many students go on to train at the PhD level, others move into research consulting and public history, or use their skills to transition into professions such as teaching, law, or the public service.
A specialization in History and Philosophy of Science is offered in cooperation with the Department of Philosophy.
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.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
Two years full-time; four years maximum
A supervisor is required; potential supervisors must be listed when applying to 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.
A 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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