Saint Mary's University - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Graduate Studies and Research
923 Robie Street
Halifax, NS
Canada B3H 3C3

History (MA)

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree: Master
Field of Study: American History (United States)Asian HistoryCanadian HistoryEuropean HistoryHistory, General
Description The one-year M.A. Program is small and collegial, catering to both full and part time students. Enrolments are limited, allowing faculty members to devote time and energy to fostering the research skills of each Masters student. Generous fellowships are available, funded by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and the research grants of professors in the department. Opportunties also exist for working as Teaching Assistants. The core graduate seminar surveys the theories and methods of the History profession. Students choose among a range of seminar courses to further broaden their knowledge, and work closely with a supervisor to plan, research and write a thesis. Recent graduates of the History M.A. program have advanced to Ph.D. programs or pursued careers as museum curators, researchers, teachers, lawyers, or archivists. Saint Mary's University is located two city blocks from the Public Archives of Nova Scotia and its rich collection of French and Acadian records, British Colonial Office papers, immigration and census data, wills, probate records, maps, and photos. Saint Mary's students also have access to the province-wide Novanet library collection and to several university libraries in the Halifax metro area.
Website: History (MA) at Saint Mary's University - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Areas of Research: Imperialism, nationalism and colonialism; Sport, health, leisure and tourism; Social, political and intellectual movements; Youth, education, family and gender; Law and society; Public and oral history
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 1 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 77 to 100
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Supplemental Form Research Proposal: Outline the subject of your proposed thesis in a 1 - 2 page document. It is recommended you contact the graduate coordinator in the Department of History before preparing your application. A sample of academic or other written work such as a chapter from your honours thesis or a term paper from an upper level undergraduate seminar. (10-25 pages in length) A current CV/Resume. Official transcripts for all universities and colleges attended. Three (3) recommendation forms. Official Proof of English Language Proficiency (if required).

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.
* 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: August 03, 2018