How to Apply

Master's program

For the Master's program in History, the basic admissions requirement is usually an Honours BA or equivalent with a B+ standing from a recognized university preferably with a concentration or honours in History. An undergraduate major presupposes at least five full-year courses (or equivalent) in History. Meeting these criteria does not guarantee admission.

Doctoral program

For the doctoral program in History, the basic admissions requirement is a Master's degree or equivalent in History from a recognized university. Meeting these criteria does not guarantee admission.

Applicants for both the Master's program and the doctoral program without a History background should consult with the Graduate program in History.

Admission Procedures

Interested applicants should go to the Admissions History webpage.

The application process is a two-step process. The first step involves the interested applicant filling out the online application form consisting of personal information and paying the application fee. Once this has been vetted by the Admissions office and Admissions has processed the application fee, the applicant is given access to the MyFile portal, which is where the statement of interest, list of courses and written work are uploaded. It it through MyFile where the applicant inputs the e-mails of their referees. The referees will then be sent a unique link to upload their letters electronically.

Deadlines for applications for entry beginning September of 2016 is December 14, 2016.  Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded promptly to MyFile.

Most Admissions decisions will be announced by early March, but the timetable is variable.

Application checklist

  • Application for Admission - online.
  • Statement of interest (no more than 2 pages).
  • Supplementary form.
  • Listing of courses taken (this can be uploaded with the statement of interest).
  • Three reference letters.
  • CV (Ph.D. only).
  • Sample writing (no more than 20 pages).