Ph.D. in History


Our doctoral program trains select graduate students to be professional historians—world-class researchers, teachers, and scholars. Our faculty has deep strengths in Canadian history, the history of international relations and conflict, environmental history, and public history, with courses and eminent scholars in many other areas as well. And we are a recognized leader in the new digital history and digital humanities.

Ph.D. students in our department enjoy access to extensive library collections, excellent departmental facilities, and a world-class digital history lab with facilities unrivalled in Canada, as well as competitive funding, an award-winning faculty, and professional development and teacher training programs devoted to the promotion of academic excellence.

Applicants to the program must have first class standing in a recognized MA program, excellent references, and a well-conceived statement of purpose that demonstrates compatibility with the strengths and supervisory capacity of the department. Please see the Prospective Students section of our website for the application process and admission requirements, and the Graduate History Handbook for detailed regulations and procedures.