The Concordia History Department’s mission is to both train historians for careers in teaching and research and to produce graduates who share its commitment to serving the broader community.
Our programs attract students interested in working in the range of geographic areas and specialized themes in which our faculty specializes, including law and society, gender and sexuality, war and peace, science and environment, public history and memory, media and popular culture, genocide and human rights, and transnationalism and empire.
In the fall of 2015, we will have 65 students in our graduate program; on average, a dozen new MA students enter the program annually. The size of our graduate program is one of its assets: it is large enough to allow for the creation of a collegial cohort of students and a diverse selection of innovative seminars each year, but small enough that students have ample access to their supervisors and other faculty members. Because the M.A. and Ph.D. programs in History enable students to study on a part-time or full-time basis, our student body represents a wide cross-section of individuals, including younger students with recent undergraduate degrees, professionals, and other working people who are returning to university from successful careers in the private and public sector. The diversity of our students is a constant reminder that historical scholarship can be enormously enriched by a breadth of backgrounds, both vocational and geographic.