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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


The History Department offers both Masters and Doctoral degree programs in a range of geographical and thematic areas of research. Small enough to offer individualized attention and large enough to be known internationally, their programs are characterized by a vibrant intellectual environment. Graduate students participate in the weekly "grad/fac" seminar series and organise an annual graduate history conference.

Length of Program

  • MA - typical time to complete is 2 years
  • PhD - typical time to complete is 3-4 years

Areas of Expertise

  • Social History
  • Legal History
  • Gender History
  • History of Popular and High Culture
  • The New Political History
  • Intellectual History

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Contact Information

Subject Code: HIST
Tel: 902-494-2011
Email: gradhist@dal.ca
Address: FASS Building, 6135 University Avenue,
Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 4P9
Graduate Coordinator: Colin Mitchell
Graduate Coordinator Tel: 902-494-2788
Graduate Coordinator Email: C.Mitchell@Dal.Ca
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