Graduate Application Checklist

We urge you to contact the faculty member relevant to your research before beginning the application process.  Find out whether the faculty member will be available to supervise your research.  You will find the list of faculty on the menu to the left.

Applications accepted starting: October 1

Application deadline: January 15

A. Online Application Form

  • Complete the online application form
  • Pay application fee:
    • $90 - applicants with Canadian transcripts
    • $125 - applicants with International transcripts

Please note: The History Department will pay all application fees for those applying in the Summer or Fall 2023 cycle. Applicants should start the online application process submitting all relevant information except for the application fee which the department will cover on their behalf. This applies to both domestic and international applicants.

Please do not pay the fee when prompted. Instead, send an email to the graduate program assistant at along with your name and application number. You will be notified when the fee has been paid on your behalf. You can log in and continue your application once this happens.     

B. Supporting Documents

Most items will be submitted as uploads through the online application system. All items must be received before the application will be considered. Applications received after January 15th may not be considered for funding.

1. Proposed Program of Study:

  • Outline your proposed program of study (one single-spaced page for MA applicants; two pages for PhD applicants). Identify the question you wish to address, its historical, historiographical, and methodological significance, and the sources you will use for research.
  • Please also indicate which faculty members in the Department of History might supervise
    your work. The Department uses this information to assess your ability to frame and
    research a historical question, and to assess the Department's ability to support your

2. Academic Writing Sample:

A sample of your written work (in English), preferably a senior paper or Master's thesis.

3. Copy of your CV

4. Unofficial transcripts for all post-secondary institutions you have attended. 

5. Official transcripts only need to be submitted after an offer of admission has been made. This page contains the relevant instructions. Please read them carefully. 

6. Three academic references. Reference letters in a language other than English must be submitted with an official English translation.

7. Official copy of  your TOEFL or IELTS results. *Only required if primary language of instruction was not in English and may be submitted directly to department. Please submit supporting documents as per the online application instructions.

For futher information, contact:
Graduate Program Assistant

See also the Dean of Graduate Studies website for further information for prospective students.