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Choose History for your Undergraduate Degree

Plan selection opens for all first-year Arts and Science students on May 27th. Select History for your Major or Joint Honours degree to gain access to a wide variety of exciting lecture and seminar courses, independent research opportunities, and experiential-based learning.

Graduate Prospective Students

Come to Queen’s for a graduate degree in History

MA and PhD students enjoy interaction with award-winning faculty and join a warm and welcoming community of students.

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Pursue an Independent Research Project in History

History's Independent Research Courses offer the opportunity to dive deeper into a research topic and produce an undergraduate thesis under the supervision of a Faculty member. 

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Explore Experiential Learning Opportunities in History

The History Department offers a wide variety of student placements through partnerships with organizations across Canada and around the globe. 


A History degree at Queen’s offers an outstanding education and the opportunity to study with renowned historians. We thrive on the curiosity of our students, which is fostered in our diverse array of courses, our signature small classes, and a growing suite of experiential learning and independent research opportunities. History students graduate with deep insights into the roots of the contemporary world and with the skills required to succeed in a wide range of careers.


Queen’s Department of History offers two graduate degree programs: a Master of Arts (MA) with options to write a research essay or a thesis, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Working closely with professors in small seminars, our graduate students join a thriving and intimate academic community and carry out research in a diverse array of well established and emerging fields of inquiry.

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Alumni Story: Heena Mistry

Heena completed both her MA (2014) and PhD (2019) at the History department at Queen’s. After graduation Heena was employed by the Queen’s School of Graduate Studies as a policy writer and analyst. Heena has also taught courses at Queen’s about slavery in North America. Through her teaching, work, and volunteering with SGS’s PhD Community Initiative, Heena developed a passion for addressing inequities and inequalities in Higher Education.

Department of History, Queen's University

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