Graduate Program

Our graduate program is one of the best in Canada. It features 24 full-time faculty, a prestigious research chair, approximately 40 graduate students, and competitive funding packages.

Our alumni have a long track record of success in both the public and private sectors. Our alumni regularly receive offers for tenure-track positions and desirable jobs in archives, government, administration, law, and consulting.

The Department of History has thesis-based MA and PhD programs. We specialize in eight signature research areas, but can accommodate a wide range of topics.

Signature Research Areas

  • Indigenous History
  • Environmental History
  • Prairies and the North American West
  • Health, Medicine, Science, and Occultism
  • History and Politics of Memory
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Colonial and Post-Colonial Histories
  • Twentieth-Century Politics, Culture, and Foreign Relations
Graduate students in our department have access to incredible opportunities. We boast the Digital History and Historical Geographical Information Systems (HGIS) Lab and embedded support structures for community-engaged research. The specifics of our program, including our MA and PhD Handbooks, can be found on our resources page.

More details on the graduate opportunities we offer

Apply to our program 

For more information about our graduate programs, please contact Nadine Penner, Graduate Program Assistant, at or Robert Englebert, Director of Graduate Studies in History.  For any application inquiries, please contact