Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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Public History (MA)

Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Faculty:Department of History
Field of Study:History, General
Areas of Research:Canadian; American; Medieval; Early Modern and Modern European; British; Caribbean; Latin American; Atlantic World; Modern Asian; Sub-Saharan African; International; Public History; and the History of Women, Gender and Family.
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,657
National: $6,976


The Carleton MA in Public History is an innovative program designed to equip historians with an enhanced awareness of the specific challenges of applying historical knowledge and methodologies in the public sphere. A critical component is engagement with the field of public history and the work of public historians. Many courses involve collaborative projects with community partners. A collaborative specialization in Digital Humanities is also available. Faculty members work closely with history institutions, groups and activists in the region. Challenging yet flexible, the curriculum combines graduate courses in history with specialized courses that explore the practice and theory of public history. Paid internships are available in the summer between first and second year (subject to availability). Students hone their research, analytical and presentation skills through a major research project.


Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
The minimum requirement for admission to the master's program is an Honours bachelor's degree (or the equivalent) with at least high honours standing.

* 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 01, 2022