Master degree
24 months
Application deadlines: April 1, October 1, February 1
Application fee: CA$100
Full-time, Part-time
Intakes: September, January, May
International tuition: CA$22,599
Domestic tuition: CA$9,500

Program overview

Gain critical thinking skills as you interpret, assess, and use data to study social movements, environmental changes, and political issues. The M.A. degree requires the successful completion of a 24-credit academic program. It is offered in two streams: Research Essay and Thesis. Also The Research Essay stream is a 12-month program requiring 18 credits of classroom work and the completion of a 50 to 60 page research essay (6 credits). The Thesis stream is normally a 20-24 month program involving 12 credits in the classroom along with the defence of a thesis (12 credits) that is generally between 80 and 100 pages before a committee that includes an external examiner.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus


Applicants should have a B.A. Honours or equivalent in History with a B (70%) or higher level of performance in order to be considered for admission. Application Process Step 1. Contact the Graduate Coordinator and/or individual faculty member about the possibility of becoming a student. Students are encouraged to consult the faculty list on the Faculty Members tab in order to identify a potential supervisor (i.e. a faculty member they would like to work with). Step 2. To submit the online application you should go to the programm`s website . Once students have applied, they will receive instructions (typically within 48 hours) from the Office of Admissions leading them to the MyLaurentian portal. Students can access the portal at my.laurentian.ca; sign in credentials will be provided in the correspondence received from the Office of Admissions upon successful completion of an application. The following documents will be required in order to complete an application. Documents: Three Reference Forms (to begin the process at my.laurentian.ca click on "Reference Submission" on the lefthand navigation menu) Statement of Interest (to be uploaded via MyLaurentian) – max. two pages, double-spaced (i.e. 500 words) clearly identifying intended research field. Curriculum Vitae/Resume (to be uploaded via MyLaurentian) Official Academic Transcript(s) from all post secondary studies Step 3. Once the Admissions Office receives all information and the application is deemed complete, the application will be forwarded to the department. An Admissions Committee meets to review the applications. Step 4. The Admissions Committee will review all applications on file and make a decision regarding the suitability of each applicant. The Admissions Committee will then make a recommendation to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Laurentian University. The Graduate Studies office will verify the dossier and if satisfactory, the Dean of Graduate Studies will forward the recommendation to the Office of Admissions at Laurentian University for admission. Step 5: If approved for admission, the Office of Admissions will send the student an Offer of Admission via MyLaurentian. Applicants wishing to accept the offer of admission must indicate their response on MyLaurentian within 3 weeks of receiving the offer. Once the student has accepted the offer, a transition to the registration process occurs.

Career opportunities

Business, entrepreneurship, government, graduate studies, journalism, law, politics, teaching at primary or secondary schools or in college and universities, archivist, curator in museums and art galleries, librarian, community development worker, costumer and teacher of the history of clothing and textiles, financial planner, civil service, historical interpreter, counsellor, researcher, member of a historical board.