Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

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Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Field of Study:History, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
National: $9,000

This cost estimate represents the tuition for the first year.



History at the University of Waterloo offers recognized excellence in research and in teaching. Diverse learning experiences emphasize innovative thematic approaches, as captured in our undergraduate specializations.

Through their courses, as well as Co-operative education, international experiences,and experiential learning opportunities, our graduates possess a unique set of technical, creative, critical, and analytical skills of value to diverse career pathways. Our graduate program is part of the Tri-University partnership, one of the largest History graduate programs in Canada. We offer both Masters and Doctoral programs with numerous research opportunities.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • Students will be admitted only after they have obtained a Master of Arts (MA) degree in which they have received at least an 83% standing. Only students who are graduates of accredited Universities and Colleges are eligible for admission. Since not all applicants can be admitted, close attention is paid to samples of applicants' written work, to applicants' transcripts and past record as a whole, and to their statement of research interests. Applications are considered by the Coordinating Committee of the Tri-University Graduate Program.
  • Students will not be accepted into the program without the agreement of the Coordinating Committee, the local Graduate Committee and the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the university at which they must register. No student will be assigned to a doctoral supervisor without approval from the supervisor.
  • Statement of the applicant's research interests.
  • Application Notes : Application materials:
  • Supplementary information form
  • Transcript(s): From previous institutions.
  • Writing sample: Sample of the student's scholarly writing.
  • 3 References: academic
  • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 30, 2022