History (MA)

Interpret historical data and study how the past can affect the present.


Gain critical thinking skills as you interpret, assess, and use data to study social movements, environmental changes, and political issues.

Excel at historical analysis with critical thinking, research and communication skills. Pursue your research interests in Northern Ontario, North American, or European history in either full- or part-time programs.

Complete your degree in two years in the thesis stream, or one year in the research essay stream.

Think critically about the past and its influence on the present. Collect and study historical documents, interpret, assess, and use the most reliable documents to describe and explain what happened in the past.

Key Features

Choose to focus your studies in Northern Ontario, North American history (including Canadian history) or European history.
Use your knowledge to help people understand the importance of their own lives by weaving the stories of the past into the tapestry of the present.
Contribute to the moral understanding, the shaping of personal and community identity, and obtain many desirable skills to transfer to your chosen career.

Career Opportunities

Business, entrepreneurship, government, graduate studies, journalism, law, politics, teaching at primary or secondary schools or in college and universities, archivist, curator in museums and art galleries, librarian, community development worker, costumer and teacher of the history of clothing and textiles, financial planner, civil service, historical interpreter, counsellor, researcher, member of a historical board.

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