University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies

History (MA Thesis)

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Program Information

School:University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Social Sciences
Field of Study:History, General
Description:Learn from internationally recognized scholars in a program with excellent student-to-supervisor ratios. Departmental expertise is wide-ranging; our historians are specialists in histories of Africa, Canada, China, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Students learn valuable skills in argumentative writing, critical thinking, public speaking, and grant proposal writing. After a year of seminar course work, students complete a research thesis. Typically, students base their theses in archival research within Canada and abroad. While many students go on to train at the PhD level, others move into research consulting and public history, or use their skills to transition into professions such as teaching, law, or the public service.

A specialization in History and Philosophy of Science is offered in cooperation with the Department of Philosophy.
URL:History (MA Thesis) at University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 560] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Applicants are required to have a four-year undergraduate program with honours or a major in history. Usually this entails at least 14 History courses. Credit may be given for up to two courses in other disciplines, if appropriate for the proposed area of study. Applicants must also have a minimum of 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 27, 2022