Western University HistoryWestern Social Science

Application Process


Application Process

The deadline each year to apply to a History graduate program is 1 February, for admission that September. Applications will be considered after that date only if places are still open.

Western has moved to an internal online application system for all graduate programs, so all supporting documentation is submitted in a digital format there. For information about the system, click on the Online Application page. To begin your online application, click the Apply Now button.

As you will see, the application process requires:

as well as:

Students who had withdrawn from their program and now wish to complete it must formally re-apply for admission. Credit for previous work completed must be approved by History and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS).

If you face any technical issues while going through the admissions process, please contact the SGPS help line at 519-850-2341 or gradapps@uwo.ca. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Kara Brown, our Graduate Program Advisor, or Prof. Alan MacEachern, our acting graduate chair.

Admission Decisions

We attempt to make a decision on your application as soon after the 1 February deadline as possible. On occasion, we may defer the decision until May, particularly if you are in an academic program at present and we are awaiting your final grades.

Applicants who have been offered admission to SGPS accept or decline their offers online. To do so: login to the Western Student Center with the Western Personal Computer Account information you will have been provided, locate the Admissions grid, and select "Accept or Decline" to begin the process.