Professor and Head of the Department
D. Facey-Crowther

The degrees of Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts are offered in History by full-time or part-time study.


1. The Ph.D. degree in History is offered in the following areas:
a) Canadian History
b) Maritime History
c) Newfoundland History

2. An applicant must hold either a Master's degree in History or a Bachelor's degree in History with first-class Honours or their equivalents as determined by the Head of the Department and the Dean.

3. All candidates must successfully complete History 7000 and 7001 in the first year of the program. The Supervisory Committee may require the candidate to complete additional graduate courses.

4. All candidates must demonstrate in accordance with regulations established by the School of Graduate Studies a reading knowledge of French before taking the comprehensive examination. On the recommendation of the Supervisory Committee a modern language other than French may be substituted. In addition, the Supervisory Committee may require a demonstrated reading knowledge of a second language other than French or English (or the substitute language).

5. Candidates will undertake supervised reading in fields prescribed by the Department. The Supervisors of these programs of reading, along with the thesis Supervisor, will comprise the student's Supervisory Committee. This reading will prepare the student for the comprehensive oral examination.

6. Candidates must submit a thesis proposal, deemed acceptable by the Supervisory Committee, to the Department before sitting the comprehensive examination.

7. Candidates will normally sit the comprehensive oral examination in the second year of the program.

Interested applicants are urged to consult with the Head of the Department on these prerequisites and other requirements before filing an application for admission.


A selection of the following graduate courses will be offered to meet the requirements of candidates as far as the resources of the Department will allow:

6000. Advanced Studies in Newfoundland History
6010. Advanced Studies in Canadian History
6020. Advanced Studies in the History of the United States
6030. Advanced Studies in French History
6040. Advanced Studies in British History
6050. Advanced Studies in German History
6060. Advanced Studies in North Atlantic History
6070. Advanced Studies in Social History
6075. Advanced Studies in Labour and Working Class History
6080. Advanced Studies in Intellectual History
6090. Advanced Studies in Women's History
6095. Advanced Studies in Ethnohistory
6100. Advanced Studies in Military History
6105. Advanced Studies in Diplomatic History
6110. Advanced Studies in Maritime History
6120. Advanced Studies in Economic and Business History
6125. Medical Science and Social Responsibility in Health Care: Aspects of Medical History (Cross-listed as Medicine 6420)
6130. Quantification and Measurement in History
6140-59. Research in Special Topics
6160-79. Reading Courses (Special Topics)
6180. Seminar in Historiography
6200. Masters Seminar I
6210. Sources, Methods and Criticism: Practising History
6999. Masters Research Paper (9 credit hours)
7000. Ph.D. Seminar I
7001. Ph.D. Seminar II

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