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.
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)
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.
International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.
Late applications: Priority will be given to applications submitted on time. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
Tuition & funding
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Competitive funding packages in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.