The MA in History trains inquisitive minds for the 21st century. The department’s mission is to prepare historians for careers in teaching and research and produce graduates who share its commitment to serving the broader community. We offer courses in a wide range of temporal and thematic fields, including law and society, gender and sexuality, genocide and human rights and transnationalism and empire. Our faculty members are engaged in interdisciplinary research projects and encourage student participation in research projects at the local, national, and international levels. You will benefit from our long-standing affiliation with internationally-renowned research institutes such as the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling and the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies. Our resources will help you develop expertise as an oral historian and multimedia storyteller, to communicate research findings in imaginative and unconventional ways and to gain experience in policy-making and public advocacy.
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
6 credits – Required Courses
HIST 600 - The Nature of Historical Knowledge (3 credits)
HIST 601 - Historical Research Methods (3 credits)
9 credits – Elective Courses
HIST 610 - Selected Topics in European History (3 credits)
HIST 620 - Selected Topics in Canadian History (3 credits)
HIST 630 - Selected Topics in US History (3 credits)
HIST 634 - Selected Topics in Latin American and Caribbean History (3 credits)
HIST 638 - Selected Topics in Asian History (3 credits)
HIST 642 - Selected Topics in Middle Eastern History (3 credits)
HIST 646 - Selected Topics in African History (3 credits)
HIST 650 - Selected Topics in the History of Genocide and Human Rights (3 credits)
HIST 660 - Selected Topics in the History of Gender and Sexuality (3 credits)
HIST 665 - Selected Topics in Public History (3 credits)
HIST 670 - Selected Topics in History (3 credits)
HIST 679 - Tutorial in a Selected Area of History (3 credits)
The MA in History provides you with an academically rich and collaborative learning environment. In small seminar settings, you will be able to work closely with the department’s award-winning professors. You will also benefit from two seminars designed exclusively for our incoming MA students. These seminars offer you an opportunity to explore contemporary debates about the meaning and practice of history, envision and conceptualize your MA thesis, and, equally important, forge strong bonds with your peers in the program.
In addition, we offer a broad range of thematic and methodological courses including:
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