“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”

Martin Luther King Jr.


Welcome to History at Guelph

Welcome to a unique program that will enable you to do research, to participate in teaching and to draw from excellent faculty at diverse institutions. Our graduate program is allied with those at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, together known as the Tri-University Graduate Program in History. Collectively, the Tri-U is the second largest history graduate program in Canada. Students complete degrees from a home base on one of the three campuses, while having the option of taking classes and employing faculty advisors from any of the Tri-U campuses. Work with experts in the field in a department whose researchers are among the university’s most successful in grants and awards and whose focus is on your success.

The Master of Arts Program in History invites you to  research areas that drive your passion. Look at Canada, Europe, Britain, Scotland, think about rural history, the history of science, technology, medicine, and food, at the history of tourism, at environmental history, the history of animals. Consider aspects of gender, race, war, slavery. It’s big. And it’s here.

The Tri-University History Doctoral Program is committed to excellence in graduate research and teaching. If you’re here, you are motivated by a desire to pursue the most advanced education for history teaching and research. Consider one of eight fields of study:

  • Canadian history
  • Scottish history
  • early modern European history
  • modern European history
  • Medieval history
  • war and society
  • Cold War-era history
  • world history

Graduate Studies in History at Guelph — It’s all happening here.