History, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    7971 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    3613 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    1164 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The MA by course and research essay and the MA by thesis are of equally high quality and rigour. Should you wish to apply for a PhD elsewhere after completing your master's, McGill's highly regarded history programs will help make you a strong candidate for further graduate scholarship.

About

For those thinking of going on for the PhD in History, we recommend the MA by course and research essay, because it gives greater breadth of foundation.

Students accepted into the MA in History of Medicine must follow the MA by course and research essay.
Options are:
  • History (Thesis)

In this program, you take 33 credits in the fall term and winter terms, 12 of which are seminars. We recommend that you take the Historiography (HIST 678)/Historical Methods (HIST 679) sequence as part of your program.

Under the supervision of a professor in our department, you will also write a master's thesis (maximum 100 pages) that may or may not be related to the subject of your research seminar(s). It is not always possible to write on the exact subject you would wish; the range of subjects depends on the expertise and availability of professors in our department. However, it is best to contact the professor in your field of interest early to be sure that he/she is willing and able to supervise your thesis work.

  • History (Non-thesis)
Students take three graduate history seminar courses in the fall term and three courses in the winter term (18 credits in total). Courses taken must be approved by an advisor in the Department of History and Classical Studies. We recommend that you take the Historiography (HIST 678)/Historical Methods (HIST 679) sequence as part of your program.
  • History of Medicine (Non-thesis)

Candidates must have a background in either history (Honours BA in History or equivalent) or a degree in one of the health professions.

The program requires the completion of 45 credits, composed of 18 graduate seminars/tutorial credits, plus a major research paper (15 credits).

Graduate seminars in the History of Medicine: (please check the class schedule on Minerva in mid-March for an up-to-date listing of seminars offered in the year you will begin your MA program).

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • World History: Seminar
  • Topics in Modern European Hist
  • European societies in the aftermath of WWI and WWII
  • Topics in Early Modern History
  • Theory for Historical Studies
  • Medieval Medicine Seminar
  • Historiography
  • Topics in Chinese History
  • U.S. Foreign Relations
  • European Intellectual History

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:

    567

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    86

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Normally, a history honours BA program, consisting of 60 credits in history. But students with other undergraduate history degrees (normally including serious research components) may be considered eligible.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.3 out of 4.0 (B+) in your BA degree
  • Students with other undergraduate history degrees (normally including serious research components) may be considered eligible. Students with a degree in one of the health professions will be considered for the History of Medicine MA.
  • We strongly recommend that applicants for Ancient History have at least one year of Greek and/or Latin plus one modern European language (in addition to their first language). Applicants for other areas of history, e.g., Russian, should also have a reading knowledge of the language needed for research purposes.
All applications require:
  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
Applications may additionally require:
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample/portfolio
  • A research supervisor
  • Test scores (GRE, GMAT, etc.)
  • English proficiency exam
  • Study permits/student visas

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    7971 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7971 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    3613 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3613 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    1164 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1164 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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