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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. Typically, students base their doctoral research in archival work within Canada and abroad. Students will complete a dissertation that contributes meaningfully to their chosen fields as they gain experience in teaching at an undergraduate level, present at conferences, and prepare research for publication.
Academic teaching and research, research consulting, public history, education, professional writing and editing, journalism, civil service and diplomacy.
A PhD in history is usually considered a final degree.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
Four years full-time; six years maximum
A supervisor is required; potential supervisors must be listed when applying to the program
A minimum of 3.7 GPA on a four-point scale (or equivalent), in history courses taken at the graduate level.
Masters degree in history (or related) and a four-year undergraduate degree with honours or a major in history.
A sample of written work, normally a master’s thesis chapter or a major research paper completed at the master’s level.
A detailed statement of research interests, career goals, and ideas for the thesis topic (typically 1000-1200 words).
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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