Why take a graduate degree in History at Western? Western is home to one of the top history departments in Canada. Our faculty are dynamic instructors, expert research and public historians, and dedicated members of a vibrant intellectual community. Our graduate program specializes in training students to become experts in
- Canadian History
- U.S. History
- Digital History
- International and Transnational History
- Public History and Memory
Students can pursue a Master's degree in History or Public History, as well as a J.D/M.A, and there are options for one-year (cognate) and two-year (thesis) programs. Advanced students can pursue a PhD in History. Collaborative programs on campus support a variety of interdisciplinary opportunities. Program Information
Canadian graduate students (MA and PhD) receive funding and the opportunity to develop their pedagogical skills as teaching assistants. Select international students are also eligible for funding. Financial Information
Western's faculty are committed to teaching and mentoring graduate students from the day they arrive and throughout their academic and professional careers.
Our distinguished alumni work all over Canada and the world. Some work in academia or museums and archives. Many others work in provincial and federal governments, and in the private sector as researchers and writers. Alumni Profiles
We invite you to explore this website and to contact us for more information. We also invite applicants to visit Western, tour the university and the department's facilities, and meet possible supervisors and current graduate students -- just contact us to make arrangements.
Graduate Chair – Prof. Laurel Shire
Lawson Hall 2226
Graduate Program Coordinator – Kara Brown
Telephone 519-661-2111 ext. 84961
Lawson Hall 2201