12 months
27520 CAD/year
6210 CAD/year
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The Department of History at the University of Toronto offers a broadly diversified program of graduate studies leading to the Master of Arts in History.


About this Degree

The Department of History offers a broadly diversified program of graduate studies leading to the Master of Arts degree. There are opportunities to study and research several geographic, chronological, and thematic areas of history. 

The requirements vary for the field in Contemporary International History; see the admission and program requirements below.

The MA program at the University of Toronto can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

Programme Structure

  • coursework and research paper or
  • coursework and thesis (with special permission).
  • Students must achieve at least an overall B average in their courses to maintain standing.
  • Students must also demonstrate competency in a language other than English, to be assessed in a manner approved by the Associate Chair (Graduate) or designate.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


2 alternative credits

2-3.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs)


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of History's additional admission requirements stated below.
  • An appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university with at least a B+ standing.
  • Successful completion of at least 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in history. Applicants without adequate history training may be required to complete an appropriate number of undergraduate history courses before being considered for admission. In rare cases, an applicant may be admitted to the MA program but will be required to do one or two courses in addition to the MA program requirements.
  • three letters of recommendation
  • a 500-word specific research proposal outlining a precise field and area of historical investigation
  • a writing sample of no more than 3,000 words.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27520 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27520 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6210 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

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