Dept. of History
Chester New Hall, Rm. 619
1280 Main St. W.
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L9
Phone 905.525.9140, ext. 24416
Canada; British Worlds; Environmental History; Gender; History of Health and Medicine; Twentieth-Century Europe; Twentieth-Century U.S.; and War and Society
The Department of History offers two graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts and PhD. The Department directs doctoral dissertations according to the specialties of its individual faculty. See the Department website at www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~history/graduate/prospective.html. The Department also offers a Graduate Diploma (PhD) in Gender Studies and Feminist Research.
Special Programs or Resources
MA in Globalization Studies is offered jointly by Political Science, English and History.
L. R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History was established in February 2006, Director: L.R. Wilson Professor in Canadian History, Dr. H.V. Nelles
Bertrand Russell Research Centre and Russell Archives.
Graduate Travel funding: The Armstrong Fund; Fuller (Research) and Memorial awards; Wilson Graduate Research Scholarships; Wilson Entrance Scholarships
Minor Field seminars: 2 will be selected from the 700-level seminars offered in the Fall term. The grade for each minor field will be based on the seminar requirements, the examination and a historiographical paper, in combination as indicated by the minor field supervisor. Under exceptional circumstances a minor field may be taken in the second term.
Major Field seminar: Preparation begins in January and takes the form of supervised reading. Doctoral candidates will meet regularly with their field supervisors and submit written work from time to time.
Comprehensive examination, comprised of written and oral components, will be held in the month preceding September 15 of the second year of the program.
Last Updated: October 19, 2012