How to apply


Application deadlines, for September entry are:

  • January 15th - to be considered for funding
  • June 30th - for those applicants not requiring funding

How to Apply


Please see the Graduate Studies website for instructions.

Applicants are encouraged to contact faculty members who share their interests to determine if the faculty member is available to supervise graduate study in their proposed area of study.

The Department of History requires the following documents for candidates to be considered for admission:

  • Online application to Graduate Studies
  • statement of intent outlining research interests and goals.  Letter of intent guide.
  • all transcripts (unofficial transcripts will be accepted for application. Upon admittance to the program, you will be required to submit all official transcripts)
  • two letters of reference (assessment reports from referees)
  • writing sample
  • English language proficiency (if required, see Graduate Studies website)

Students are encouraged to apply early as not all qualified applicants can be accepted.

Minimum Requirements for Admission to one of the Master’s streams:
Subject to the admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, admission to all streams in the MA program normally requires a bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall average of B+ (6.0 GPA), or a bachelor’s degree with a minimum average of A- (7.0 GPA) in the final year’s work. A candidate with background deficiencies in History may be required to register for a year as a non-degree undergraduate student before being admitted to the MA program. Applicants to the public history MA stream with significant experience in community-based or professional historical engagement may be considered without meeting the full requirements above.


Be sure to indicate in your letter of intent which stream of the Master’s program you intend to apply. More information on the three Master’s streams offered in the Department of History.

Minimum Requirements for Admission to the PhD Program
Subject to the admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, admission to the PhD program normally requires a Master’s degree with a minimum average of A- in graduate courses. More information about the PhD program in History.