Master of Arts in History

The Master of Arts in History program consists of course work, a Major Research Paper, and a presentation of research at the annual Graduate Student Conference. It is offered as both a one-year full-time program and on a flex-time basis. Our program centers on the following fields of concentration–International, Gender, Canadian, European, and every other year, Environmental History.  Our dynamic and award-winning faculty has expertise in areas that include Environmental History, the History of Genocide, Indigenous Studies and Community History, Foreign Relations and Politics, and Military History and the History of Espionage.

Students in the Master of Arts in History program take compulsory seminars in four of the five following areas each year. These are also areas in which the expertise of our Faculty allows us to supervise Major Research Papers.

International History - Our international history concentration offers three major areas of focus.  The first analyzes the history of the Cold War, the second the study of international law and war crimes tribunals. The third focuses on foreign policy and international relations, specifically in Great Britain, the United States, the Soviet Union, Germany, France, and Canada.

Gender History - Our gender history concentration investigates gender in a range of contexts across historical periods and geographic boundaries.  Scholars examine the impact of constructions of gender on work, family relations, religion, the military, and sexuality.

Canadian History - For any given period from colonial times to the present, the Canadian course will focus on a theme relevant to today’s world such as the state and resource development, the environment and food, the family, oral history, colonization, and decolonization.

European History - Our European history concentration examines Europe from the medieval to the modern era. Our Faculty have expertise in the national histories of Britain, Germany, and Russia, as well as topics such as war and society, the Holocaust and comparative genocide studies, military history, and the history of medieval Europe.

Environmental History - Explore environmental history as a sub-field of history, focusing on the challenge it poses to other, human-centered subfields of history, as well as its links to historical geography and the environmental sciences.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION: International, Gender, Canadian and European History

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