No one will be admitted to the graduate program until a faculty member has formally agreed beforehand to be his or her supervisor. This means there must be a faculty member available and willing to supervise the proposed topic. Please see the website for a listing of faculty members.

Admission Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • a completed on-line application, the application fee and all supporting application documents.
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
  • a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study
  • at least 75% GPA of History courses

For more information on language proficiency requirements, see the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies for more information.

For admission application information and deadline details, see the Department of History website.

Degree Requirements

Students must maintain continuous registration in HIST 994.0

  • GPS 960.0
  • GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
  • GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects
  • HIST 990.0 (attendance and presentation of research)
  • HIST 994.0
  • complete a minimum of 9 credit units of 800-level seminars
  • complete thesis and successful oral thesis defence
  • language requirement: A reading and writing competency in a second language.