University of Saskatchewan
Dept. of History
9 Campus Dr.
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5
Aboriginal, Ancient, British, Canadian, European, Latin American, Russian, and U.S.
The Department offers PhD degrees in numerous geographically or thematically defined fields. In the latter, we have particular strengths in Native American History; the Great Plains; Women and Gender; Science, Medicine and the Environment. Graduate work is focused on the preparation of the dissertation; students begin work immediately preparing for their comprehensive fields and sit for the exam in these fields in October of the year after entry.
Special Programs or Resources
Through a number of generous bequests, students can obtain financial support for travel and research activities and tuition costs. The University of Saskatchewan is also the location for a number of important provincial archival collections, along with the papers and archives pertaining to the Right Honourable John Diefenbaker, former Prime Minister of Canada.
Both the University of Saskatchewan and the Department of History have a variety of scholarships, fellowships, and teaching/research assistantships available: exceptional students are nominated for the Deans Scholarship; students may also receive a Graduate Scholarship, a Graduate Teaching Fellowship, and Teaching or Research Assistantships. Most students receive one of the first three and all students are offered Teaching Assistantships.
Students entering the PhD program with a Masters degree in History are not required to sit for a qualifying examination. Students are required to do 12 cu. of course work, usually reading courses organized around the comprehensive fields. Students must complete three fields, one major and two minor. Comprehensive Field Examinations are both written and oral and are taken in October of the second year in the program.
Last Updated: October 19, 2012