The Department of History at Memorial has a well-established program of Graduate Studies with a broad range of teaching and research interests.
We offer a popular one-year masters program, as well as a PhD.
Graduate students can choose from a wide variety of areas to study at the master's level.
- The Master of Arts is designed to be completed in 12 months, and normally consists of four semester courses and a major research paper, or, a more rigiouous option, of three semester courses and a thesis. Though most MA students have chosen to concentrate on Canadian or Newfoundland history, the department welcomes students interested in aspects of United States, British and European history. More details on these areas below. Faculty also have expertise in thematic areas such as maritime, environmental, medical, labour, military, media and gender history.
- The PhD program is offered in Canadian history, maritime history, and the history of Newfoundland and Labrador. Students complete two courses, a French language examination, and three reading fields before the comprehensive examination. A dissertation based on original research follows the formal presentation of a thesis proposal to the department.