The Department of History offers challenging and innovative M.A. and Ph.D. programs in established and new fields of historical inquiry. We have a stellar record of placing our doctoral students in academic appointments, prestigious post-doctoral fellowships and senior government positions in Canada and abroad. M.A. and Ph.D. graduates have also excelled in careers in government, media and private business. Many of our Ph.D. students publish their theses as highly-regarded books.
Our students are taught primarily in small all-graduate seminars, in which they engage in a lively, critical examination of historical writing, and delve into research in primary sources.
M.A. and Ph.D. students join an energetic young academic community. They participate in the departmental seminar series and biannually host the McGill-Queen’s Graduate History conference that draws students from across Canada and the US. As we are a mid-sized university and department, we are able to create for our students a rich, supportive learning community. Our Graduate History Students’ Association provides students with a voice within the department and plans social events throughout the year.
Ontario Graduate Council
International Student Requirements:
As per domestic but proof of English language proficiency also required.