students talking in class from Laurier websiteStudents apply to the Tri-University Graduate Program in History on an application form from one of the three universities participating in the program. Although all applications are processed by a single Tri-University admissions committee, you should apply to the university where your preferred supervisor resides. Every effort will be made by the Committee to respond to this preference when determining the department to which it will recommend your admission. Please see the links to the university application forms below.

General admission requirements:

In order to be admitted to the master’s program, a student must meet the general admission requirements of their preferred university: Wilfrid Laurier UniversityUniversity of Waterloo or University of Guelph. Generally speaking, a minimum admission average of B+ (77%) in the last two years of undergraduate study is required. Honours graduates in non-history programs and others may be admitted if evidence justifying admission is offered; however, a program of appropriate preparatory studies (qualifying year) may be required of such applicants.

Language requirements:

Students are expected to be proficient in the language or languages needed in their areas of research.

Application deadlines:

To be considered in the first round of admissions, applications must be received by 1 February. The admissions committee will, however, continue to review applications received after that date.