Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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History (M.A.)

Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Social Science
Field of Study:History, General
Areas of Research:Business and Economics; Culture and Society; Europe; International Relations and Conflict; Public History; The Americas; The Atlantic World
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)


The Master of Arts in History at Western is a one-year, fully-funded program that emphasizes the deep study of history and the development of research, writing, and analytical skills. Our students explore the histories of Canada, the United States, Britain and Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, as well as international, transnational, and global history.

The Master of Arts in Public History program combines traditional historical skills with experiential learning to prepare graduates to work as public historians in museums, archives, government agencies, consulting and heritage management.

Students in both the History and Public History streams have access to both academic and applied course offerings, and are well-prepared to continue their education at the Ph.D. level.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Admission Requirements:
    ▪ 4-year B.A. degree or equivalent from an accredited university, with a major or specialization in History.
    ▪ 78% average or better on last ten courses.

    * 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 November 12, 2022