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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.

A Map of the world made of spices

HIST 214: Food in Global History

Discover the exciting array of History courses available to all Queen’s undergraduates.


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.


Alumni Story: Tory Hyndman

Born and raised in Vancouver, Tory obtained her history degree from Queen's University (1993) and then began her executive search career in Hong Kong in 1995 before joining the London office of Heidrick & Struggles in 1998. Tory spent 11 years with the firm where she was a Partner and a member of the Global Asset & Wealth Management Practice. During this time Tory also obtained her MBA at London Business School (2001).

Department of History, Queen's University

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Kingston ON K7L 3N6




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