History

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The Graduate Program in History fosters intensive examination of historical questions using a variety of approaches. These include gender, transnational and comparative, economic, political, cultural and social history.

Long known for its strength in Canadian history, the program also has expertise in British, Caribbean, European, Latin American, U.S., and East Asian history, the history of Africa and the African diaspora and the history of the Greco-Roman world. Thematic fields include immigration, Indigenous and environmental history. The program offers courses and supervision in ancient, medieval, early modern and modern history. It also has strong links with many of York’s organized research units, such as the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas, the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, and the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean.

The faculty of York’s Graduate Program in History are leading scholars who have won major prizes for their research and publications. View the complete listing of our faculty.

In the Graduate Program in History you will join a lively community of students and have the opportunity to participate in various student-led activities: The Historian’s Craft, a series of talks by leading historians; the annual New Frontiers in History graduate history conference; the editorial committee of the journal Left History; as well as in regular social events organized by the Graduate History Student Association.

 

Stream and Specializations

You'll have the opportunity to combine studies in different fields:

  • Geographic fields:
    • Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America
    • Ancient history
    • Britain
    • Canada
    • Europe
    • United States
  • Thematic fields:
    • Cultural
    • Migration/Ethnicity
    • Politics/Law and the state
    • Sciences, health and environments
    • Social and economic history
    • Women, gender and sexualities
    • Transnational, comparative and global history

Degrees Offered

MA

3 term(s)
  • Major research paper
  • OR Thesis
B+
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
2019-12-15
Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Distinction
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with distinction
MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB

PhD

5 year(s)
  • Comprehensive examination(s)
  • AND Dissertation
B+
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
2019-12-15
Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Distinction
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with distinction
MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB

Additional Admission Requirements

Number of Recommendation(s)

  • 3 recommendation(s)

Other Requirements

  • Include instructors’ names along with list of courses taken
  • Statement of Interest
  • Sample of your written work
  • PhD: resumé or CV required



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