York University - Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies
Office of Graduate Admissions, P.O. Box GA2300, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3


Program Information
Faculty: Graduate Studies
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: History, General
Description The doctoral program aims to train graduate students for a career of research and teaching at the university level, or for work in other areas that draw upon historical research skills and learning. It is comprised of three distinct phases: one year of course work (three full courses); comprehensive exams written in three fields in the second year; and the preparation of a doctoral dissertation after the second year. All requirements for the degree must be completed within 18 terms (six years). In their first year, doctoral students select from a range of courses that will prepare them for their comprehensive exams.
Website: History at York University - Graduate Studies
Cost per year:

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year and includes tuition and supplementary fees.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Applicants for study towards the Ph.D. degree are normally considered for admission only after they have been graduate students at a recognized university for at least one year and have been awarded the Master's degree or an equivalent, with at least a B+ average, indicating preparation for advanced graduate work in history. If admitted, such applicants become candidates (Ph.D. I).

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: November 16, 2017