History, MA

The Department of History has strengths in Atlantic Canada, East Asia, the Americas, Britain and Europe from the 16th century to the present.   Research areas include:

  • imperialism
  • nationalism and colonialism
  • law and society
  • emigration and immigration
  • health, leisure, sport and tourism
  • social, political and intellectual movements
  • public, community and oral history

The one-year M.A. program in History at Saint Mary’s combines course work and thesis research and caters to both full and part time students.

Admission Requirements

The MA in History follows the general admission requirements and procedures of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research as outlined in the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar.  In addition:

  1. To be eligible for admission to the M.A. in History, applicants are normally required to possess a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in History, or its equivalent, from a recognized university or college. Candidates with other types of qualifications should contact the Graduate Coordinator of the Department of History before submitting an application.
  2. Applicants to the M.A. in History are asked to submit with their application forms a thesis research proposal, a writing sample, a curriculum vitæ, and a list of any scholarly awards, publications or conference papers.
  3. As part of the application process each student accepted into the program is assigned to a Supervisor who is the main point of contact for researching and writing the thesis. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Coordinator before formally applying to the Program to confirm their eligibility and the availability of potential supervisors.
  4. The deadlines for receipt of applications for those requesting fellowships or financial assistance is February 1.  The final deadline for applications is 15 May.

Financial Support

Full-time students admitted to the program may be eligible for funding administered by Saint Mary’s University. Funding recommendations are made by the program. All successful applicants are automatically considered for graduate funding. Students are encouraged to apply for external funding including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Joseph-Armand Bombardier Master’s Graduate Scholarship.