History, M.A. | University of Guelph | Guelph, Canada
18 months
15332 CAD/year
6412 CAD/year
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The History program of University of Guelph is the second largest History graduate program in Canada, linking Guelph with Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo.


The History program of University of Guelph students enjoy close student-professor relationships, and teaching assistantship and scholarship opportunities designed to help students do great research and graduate on time.

We offer three Master’s options and a Doctoral program. Master’s students choose between: 

  • MA with course work 
  • MA with course work plus a major research project/paper (approximately three semesters MA with course work and a research thesis (approximately four semesters)

The Tri-University Doctoral Program generally supports thesis preparation in nine fields of study:

  • Canadian History
  • Indigenous Histories of Turtle Island
  • Scottish History
  • Early Modern European History
  • Medieval History
  • War and Society
  • Cold War History
  • World History
  • Modern European History

Are you interested:

  • Medieval world
  • Scottish history
  • Indigenous history
  • History of science
  • Rural and environmental history
  • Canada and its cultures 
  • History of tourism and travel

Career opportunities

  • Museums and archives
  • Government service
  • Private sector/start ups
  • Law
  • Media/journalism
  • Education

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Culture and Society
  • Canada: Culture and Society Research
  • Canada: Community and Identity
  • Canada: Community and Identity Research
  • Topics in North American History
  • North American History Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree in history, or equivalent, with at least a second class (B) average
  • Statement of intent, describing proposed area of study and proposed thesis topic

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15332 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7666 CAD per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    6412 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3206 CAD per semester during 18 months.

Living costs for Guelph

1157 - 1804 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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