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.
At the doctoral level, the department has five areas of strength:
Canada and North America
Women, Gender and the Family
Empire, Colonization and Decolonization
War, Conflict and Diplomacy.
Candidates may be accepted in other areas depending upon the availability of qualified supervisors.
The department offers a collaborative program in Canadian Studies at the PhD level. For more information on this program, see “Admission Requirements”.
The programs operate 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.