Master’s Degree Program

History (MA)

Peer into the past with the Master of Arts in History at the University of Regina.

Our thesis-based program is structured to foster intensive examination of topics from a variety of approaches, including political history, social history, economic history, cultural history, military history, and gender history.

Graduate students studying history develop advanced research, analytical, writing, and presentation skills. The master’s degree is a stepping stone to an academic career, or a variety of professional careers.

Quick facts

Program: Master of Arts in History
Length: 1-2 years
Offered Through: University of Regina
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
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Why Study History at the University of Regina?

Studying history helps us understand and grapple with complex questions and dilemmas by examining how the past has shaped (and continues to shape) global, national, and local relationships between societies and people.

Due to our small yearly intake, we can offer master’s students close and careful supervision.

History Frequently Asked Questions

What are the admission requirements?
A graduating average of at least 75 per cent from a four-year bachelor’s degree is required for admission. For more information about admission requirements, refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
What are some of the courses that history graduate students take?

HIST 800 Theories of History

This is a seminar course examining the variety of approaches to the study of history from 1900 to the present. Movements studied include Marxism, the Annales School, Feminist Theory, and Post-Modernism.

HIST 815 The Writing of History

A study of the evolution of historical writings in terms of major historians, schools of thought, changing frameworks of analysis and contested interpretations of significant events. The course aims to instil a theoretical and methodological understanding of historiography for graduate students.

HIST 900 Research Methods in History

This course is intended to teach the research methods, writing, and critical and analytical skills necessary for successful research at the master’s level in History. This is a compulsory two semester course.

Do you offer scholarships?

Yes! Once you have been accepted as a fully-qualified graduate student with no conditions or holds on your admission, then you are eligible to apply for our scholarships, awards, and graduate teaching assistant positions.


  • Sam and Bella Mills History Scholarship


  • Dean of Arts Building Dreams and Futures Scholarship
  • Tommy Douglas Graduate Scholarship

Apply for these scholarships and more by visiting our Graduate Awards Portal (GAP), the U of R online graduate scholarship application system.

All Graduate Funding Opportunities

Visit our Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website to learn about all graduate funding opportunities including:

  • National Scholarships (including Tri Council funding)
  • Awards to Study Abroad
  • FGSR Funding/Special Awards
  • Funding for Indigenous Students
  • Funding for International Students
  • Other Awards and Scholarships
  • External Scholarship Opportunities
  • External Student and Faculty Awards

What Can You Do With a Master’s Degree in History?

Graduates from the master’s program in history have gone on to careers in academia, museums, archives, public service, law, education, and journalism. Our graduates are employed by universities in Canada and the UK, the federal government, the provincial government, and numerous law firms.

  • Historian
  • Professor
  • Archivist
  • Curator
  • Librarian
  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Heritage manager

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