Applications for September admissions normally will be accepted until January 15.
|Program||Expected Length||Project and/or thesis||Course based|
The Department of History has thesis-based M.A. and Ph.D. programs. We specialize in eight signature research areas, but can accommodate a wide range of topics.
Signature research areas:
- Indigenous history
- Environmental history
- Prairies and the North American West
- Health, medicine, science, and occultism
- History and politics of memory
- Gender and sexuality
- Colonial and post-colonial histories
- Twentieth-century politics, culture, and foreign relations
Graduate students in our department have access to opportunities found nowhere else in the world. We boast an Ethnohistory Field School, Collaboratorium, Digital History and HGIS Lab, and embedded support structures for community engaged research. The specifics of our program can be found in our M.A. Handbook and Ph.D. Handbook.
Before applying, please contact a faculty member in your area of research interest who could serve as a potential supervisor for your thesis. Once you have contacted a faculty member who is willing to supervise your thesis research, begin the formal application process. Please indicate the results of this communication in the statement/letter of intent.
|Ashleigh Androsoff||19th Century; 20th Century; Aboriginal; Alberta; British Columbia; Canada; Collective Memory; Communalism; Cultural Pluralism; Doukhobors; Empire Building; Ethnicity; Gender; Health; Identity; Indigenous; Land Tenure; Law; Manitoba; Medicine; Migration; Multiculturalism; Nation Building; Oral Culture; Politics; Religion; Russia; Saskatchewan; Settler Colonialism|
|Jim Clifford||Active History; British History; British World; Canadian History; Cities; Commodities; Digital Humanities; Digital Methods; Environmental History; Forest History; GIS; HGIS; History of Public Health; London; Nineteenth Century; Public History; Spatial History; Timber Trade; Urban; Urban History|
|Geoff Cunfer||HGIS; North America; agricultural landscapes; digital humanities; environmental history; historical geography; history|
|Mirela David||20th Century China; China; Eugenics; One Child policy; birth control; culture; gender; gender history; hygiene; intellectual history; medical history; population; sex; venereal disease|
|Gordon DesBrisay||17th Century; 18th Century; Scotland; gender; persecution; urban history|
|Erika Dyck||20th Century; Canadian medicine; Eugenics; Human Experimentation; Psychedelics; Psychiatry and Mental Health; Remembering Covid|
|Robert Englebert||18th century; Aboriginal; British North America; Canada; Colonialism; French; Fur Trade; Governance; Illinois Country; Indigenous; Law; Louisiana; Merchants; Métissage; Pre-Industrial Quebec; United States; Upper Louisiana; Voyageurs; cross-cultural research|
|Jim Handy||19th Century Capitalism; Central America; Guatemala; Latin America; Peasant dispossession; community; development; environmental history; human rights|
|Simonne Horwitz||Aboriginal; Africa; HIV/AIDS; South Africa; colonialism; health; indigenous; oppression|
|Benjamin Hoy||Aboriginal History; Borderlands History; Canada; Demography; History; Race; United States|
|Angela Kalinowski||Roman Architecture and Archaeology; Roman History and Culture; Roman Inscriptions (epigraphy)|
|George Keyworth||Buddhism; China; Japan; Shinto; religion|
|Frank Klaassen||Book History; Gender and Masculinity; History of Science; Magic; Manuscripts; Palaeography and Codicology|
|Valerie J. Korinek||Canadian culture; food studies; gender; popular culture; prairie; sexuality; social justice|
|Kathryn Labelle||Aboriginal; Wendat; colonialism; indigenous; north America; women|
|Maurice Jr. M. Labelle||Arab decolonization; Arab-Israeli Conflict; Edward Said; Occidentalism; Orientalism; Palestine; Postcolonialism; U.S.- Middle East relations; UNESCO|
|Mark Meyers||Cultural History; Culture; Fascism; Feminist Theory; France; Gender; Homosexuality; Intellectual History; Literature; Mass Media; Memory; Postmodernism; Sexuality|
|Matthew Neufeld||Early modern Britain; early modern Europe; healthcare; naval and maritime history; peace building; war; war and historical memory; war and imperial state formation; war and society|
|Alessio Ponzio||Modern European History; Italian History; History of Sexuality ; Queer History; Transnational History; History of Fascism ; History of Youth|
|Martha Smith||20th Century U.S. History; Cold War History; Environmental History; Nuclear Proliferation; U.S. Foreign Relations; United States and the Asia Pacific|
|Cheryl Troupe||Gender; Indigenous; Metis; Oral History; Place Making; Research Methods; Road Allowance; Saskatchewan; Saskatoon|
|Andrew Watson||Canada; Muskoka; agriculture; agroecosystems; coal; commodities; energy; environmental history; farm systems; history; irrigation; leather; social metabolism; sustainability|
|Sharon Hubbs Wright||Conflict and Violence; Manuscripts; Medieval England; Medieval Women; Middle Ages in Film|
|Zachary Yuzwa||Classical Receptions; Early Christianity; Hagiography; Late Antiquity; Later Roman Empire; Latin Literature|
Tuition and funding
Potential funding for eligible students may be available from your department.
Graduate students at USask can receive funding from a variety of sources to support their graduate education.
Thesis or project-based master's program
Graduate students in a thesis or project-based program pay tuition three times a year for as long as they are enrolled in their program.
|Term||Canadian students||International students|
|September 1 - December 31, 2023|
|January 1 - April 30, 2024|
|May 1 - August 31, 2024|
|Total per academic year|
Doctoral students pay tuition three times a year for as long as they are enrolled in their program. Both international and domestic PhD students pay the same rate.
|January 1 - April 30, 2024||$1,644.00 CAD|
|May 1 - August 31, 2024||$1,644.00 CAD|
|September 1 - December 31, 2023||$1,644.00 CAD|
|Total per academic year||$4,932.00 CAD|
In addition to tuition above, students also pay fees for programs like health and dental insurance, a bus pass, and other campus services. The amount you need to pay depends on if you are taking classes full time or part time, and if you are on campus or not. The table below assumes you are on campus full-time.
|Fall 2023||Winter 2024||Spring 2024||Summer 2024|
|Student fees||$497.88 CAD||$659.51 CAD||$35.00 CAD||$35.00 CAD|
Tuition information is accurate for the current academic year and does not include student fees. For detailed tuition and fees information, visit the official tuition website.
- Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English
- A completed on-line application, the application fee and all supporting application documents.
- A cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (USask grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
- A four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study
- At least 75% GPA of History courses
- Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
- Master’s degree, or equivalent, from a recognized university in a relevant academic discipline
- A completed on-line application, the application fee and all supporting application documents
- A cumulative weighted average of at least a 80% (USask grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. coursework required in master’s program)
Find a supervisor
Use the list above to find a potential supervisor in our area of research interest. Before applying, please contact a faculty member in your area of research interest who could serve as a potential supervisor for your thesis. Once you have contacted a faculty member who is willing to supervise your thesis research, begin the formal application process. Please indicate the results of this communication in the statement/letter of intent.
Submit an online application
Before beginning your online application, be sure that you have carefully reviewed all program information and admission requirements on this page.
During the application, you'll be asked for:
- Personal information such as your name, address, etc.
- Contact information of your three referees
- For your letters of recommendation, two of your referees must be academic contacts, and the third may be academic or professional
- Your complete academic history from all previous post-secondary institutions
The application takes about 30 minutes to complete. You may save your application and return to it later.
At the end of the application, you will need to pay a non-refundable $120 application fee. Your application will not be processed until payment is received.
Submit required documents
Once you've submitted your online application, you will have access to upload your required documents, and provide the contact information for your references. To do this, go to the "Supplemental Items & Documents" tab in your application, and upload the documents outlined below.
Preliminary Statement of Marks
- Once you have submitted your application for admission and paid the application fee, you will be required to upload unofficial PDF copies of your academic transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended. This requirement will appear as Preliminary Statement of Marks or Additional Prelim. Statement under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.
- The uploaded transcript can be an unofficial copy of the transcript issued by the university or college, and must include a grading key/legend.
- All pages of a transcript must be uploaded as a single PDF document.
- Uploaded transcripts will be considered unofficial or preliminary. Official copies of your transcripts will be required only for applicants offered admission. This requirement will appear as Post-secondary Transcript under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.
If you receive an offer of admission, you will then be required to have your official post-secondary transcripts sent (by mail in a sealed envelope directly from the institution) to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.
College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room 116 Thorvaldson Building, 110 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5C9
- Transcripts usually indicate the institution’s name, grading scheme (typically on back of transcript), your name, course names, numbers, credits, and the grades you have received. Depending on the country or institution, some features may not be available.
- Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
- If you are a current University of Saskatchewan student completing your undergraduate program then a letter of completion of degree requirements will be required from your college.
Proof of English language proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
For students who are required to provide proof of English proficiency:
- It is your responsibility to have completed an official and approved test with the appropriate score before the application deadline.
- Tests are valid for 24 months after the testing date and must be valid at the beginning of the student's first term of registration in the graduate program.
- Applicants will be required to upload a PDF copy of any required language test score. Uploaded test scores will be considered unofficial or preliminary.
If you receive an Offer of Admission you may be required to have your official language test scores sent to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.
College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room 116 Thorvaldson Building - 110 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5C9
In addition to the above official documents, please upload the following documents:
- A curriculum vitae or resume, including a brief written description of previous relevant course work, grades, employment, and relevant training and life experience
- Statement/letter of intent (two to three pages) that should include some discussion about your relevant academic background, your proposed thesis research topic and your potential supervisor
- Writing sample: a maximum of 20 pages for M.A. applicants, and 35 pages for Ph.D. applicants
Department of History
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University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5
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