Why Grad School in History at UWaterloo?

Graduate students at UW are members of the Tri-University History Program, which provides you with access to the resources of The University of Guelph and Wilfrid Laurier University, in addition to those already available at UW.

  • Your course/field work and thesis/dissertation committee will likely involve students and faculty from all three campuses, helping you build a larger personal and professional network.
  • You will have access to materials from the libraries of all three Universities.
  • Waterloo's friendly history department will remain your academic home, so you'll never feel lost among the larger program.

Who should I connect with if I have more questions?

Susan King (Graduate Studies Coordinator) can help answer logistical questions about the program, and direct you to further resources.

Professor Susan Roy (Associate Chair, Graduate Studies) can answer more detailed questions about the academic components of the program, and give you suggestions on how to reach out to prospective supervisors

What is the application process? 

Once you've had an opportunity to review our areas of research, you can apply for our program by completing the online application process. Also be sure to learn about what you need to apply, tuition and available funding in the Faculty of Arts.

Graduate applications for our first round of application assessments are due February 1, 2023. We will consider applications to our Master's Program on a rolling basis throughout the Winter semester. If you are interested in applying for our MA program for Fall 2023, please contact Graduate Chair, Susan Roy.

Meet our current graduate students

Read about our current PhD students and MA students across the Tri-University History Program and their research.

We're also highlighting the research of our graduate students on our Grad Stories page. Read about our graduate students' research and where their studies are taking them!

International students

Due to funding restrictions, the Faculty of Arts is currently limiting the number of international students we can admit. Please contact the department's Associate Chair, Graduate Studies prior to applying to discuss your interest in this program.