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job postings

Sessional and Teaching Assistant Positions:

The University of Guelph maintains a central database and application process site for all available Sessional and GTA positions on campus, including those that will be offered by the History Department for the current semester. Visit our sessional job posting page.


postdoctoral research

The Department of History welcomes postdoctoral researchers, particularly those holding Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) fellowships. We encourage all applicants to consider working with Department faculty members with similar research interests.

The University of Guelph is also Canada’s top ranked comprehensive university, situated in one of the best cities in one of the best countries in the world! We offer:

how to apply

We are currently accepting applications for admission to the Fall 2021 semester.

The application deadline is February 1, 2021. The admission committee may continue to review applications received after that date.

Details are not yet available regarding in-person or remote learning for the 2021-2022 academic year. For more visit the OGPS Covid-19 FAQ

Scholarships & Financial Aid

         Alert! Graduate Funding for Research in Travel & Tourism w. Prof. Kevin James


Our graduate students receive generous, guaranteed funding packages with their offer of admission.

MA students receive funding over up to 4 semesters
PhD students receive funding over 12 semesters
In both cases, they are made up of:
- a variety of tuition and research scholarships 

the Doctorate

About the Doctorate

The Master of Arts Program in History

Application Requirements:

  • a degree in history, or its equivalent, with at least a high second class or 'B/B+' average
  • included with the application, a statement of intent describing proposed area of study and proposed thesis topic
  • academic transcripts, minimum two academic references, and other relevant materials required by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Tri-University Graduate Program

 The Tri-University Graduate Program in History brings together the faculty members and resources of three of Ontario's leading universities to develop the skills of historians in both traditional and innovative ways. The Tri-University's Ph.D. program was begun in 1994 as a way of combining the two small, but well-established Ph.D. programs at Guelph and Waterloo, with the members of the History department at Wilfrid Laurier.

Recent Theses and Dissertations

Ph.D. Dissertations
     * since 2012


Erin Schuurs
Stompin’ Grounds: Imagining Rural Canada and the Creation of Canadian Country Music
Catharine Wilson, advisor

Mark Sholdice
The Ontario Experiment: Hydroelectricity, Public Ownership, and Transnational Progressivism, 1906-1939
Alan Gordon, advisor

Graduate Studies

* Applications for the Fall 2021 cohort are due by Feb. 1, 2021. Visit How to Apply

Graduate History at Guelph: