The Department of History offers the degrees of Master of arts (with or without thesis) and doctor of philosophy in history. Within the limits imposed by the availability of qualified staff, students may pursue their studies in English or in French.
At the master's level students undertake research in diverse areas corresponding to the expertise and interests of faculty members. The program includes a co-op option.
The Department participates in the collaborative programs in Women’s Studies and in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the master's level, allowing students to specialize in one of these areas.
The program operates within the general framework of the general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS) of the University of Ottawa, which are posted on the FGPS website.