Dept. of History
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Phone 416.736.5123 (undergrad.)
Alternate Address: Graduate Program web page: http://www.yorku.ca/gradhist/
Africa, Caribbean, and Latin America; Ancient; Britain; Canada; Comparative, Global, and Transnational; Cultural; Europe; Migration and Ethnicity; Politics, Law, and the State; Science, Health, and the Environments; Social and Economic; U.S.; and Women, G
Graduate students study in geographic and thematic fields: Africa and the Americas; ancient history; Britain; Canada; cultural history; Europe; migration and ethnicity; politics, law and the state; sciences, health and environments; social and economic history; the United States; and women, gender and sexualities. The intention of the program is less to provide coverage of many fields than to foster intensive examination of particular topics from a variety of points of view--intellectual, economic, political, social, and so forth--and in light of other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences which provide the historian with tools of analysis.
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All incoming PhD candidates are offered a TA/RA/GAship for a full six years as long as they remain full-time. In addition, we encourage students to apply for internal and external awards to help assist with research funding.
The Doctoral program has three components: the satisfaction of course requirements consisting of three full year 6.0 credit courses usually in the first academic or calendar year; successfully meeting the requirements on the Comprehensive exams consisting of a) new course proposal b) written exams (four hours in length) in two of the three fields of study c) oral examination of the two fields; and the defence of a Doctoral dissertation which demonstrates independence, originality, and ability to contribute to historical knowledge at an advanced level of investigation.
Last Updated: October 19, 2012