History, Doctorate

Degree Offered: PhD
Application Deadline Fall Winter Summer
Canadian Students: 1 February Not offered Not offered
International Students: 15 January Not offered Not offered

Based on availability in the program, strong applications will continue to be examined after the application deadline.


Available Options for Program

Full-Time: Yes
Part-Time: No
English: Yes
French: Yes

Minimum Requirements

MA in history (or the equivalent) with a minimum average of 75 per cent (B+)*
*In practice, because of the competitive nature of admissions, applicants with less than an A- average are rarely accepted into the Ph.D. program

Average time to completion

16 terms

Area(s) of specialization

Canadian History; European History; Gender, Sexuality and the Body; Ideas, Culture and Society; Colonialism / Post-Colonialism; Law and Society; War and Society

Your complete admission package must include

Application Fee:$110.00 ($CDN non-refundable)
Recommendation letter(s):
2 (It is highly recommended that you contact your referee prior to submitting your application to confirm their email address and their availability to complete your letter of recommendation.)

You must upload copies of all transcripts from universities you have attended to the student portal. Transcripts must cover all courses and programs at any university you have attended, including regular programs (whether completed or not), exchanges, letters of permission, online or correspondence courses, courses taken as a special student or visiting students, etc. If your transcript and degree certificate are not in English or French, you must submit a certified translation (signed and stamped and sealed).

After you receive an offer of admission, you must have official copies of all transcripts sent to the University of Ottawa directly from your previous institutions.

Proof of proficiency in your program's language of instruction, in the case of applicants whose first language is neither English nor French
Language proficiency test scores equivalencies: :
TOEFL 580 / IELTS Overall 6.5 - Individual 6.0 (Paper-based)
TOEFL 92-93/IELTS 6.5 overall – Individual 6.0 (Internet-based)
Required document(s):

  • Curriculum Vitae (must include chronological academic history)                                                    
  • Letter of intent

Please note that non required admission documents will not be consulted, conserved or returned to the student. These documents will be destroyed according to our administrative procedures.

Academic Unit Coordinates

Google Maps location
Office of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts, c/o Graduate Programs-History
55 Laurier Avenue East, Room 8159
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1N 6N5
Tel: 613-562-5439
Fax: 613-562-5340