Application Procedures

Applications for Graduate Admission and for Funding

NOTE: The History Department does not have Winter Term admittance to graduate programs. All history graduate programs have a Fall Term start and students are only admitted to the program once a year (following applications made up to the January 15 deadline).

Potential students are strongly encouraged to apply for both admission and for funding at the same time. Note that this involves SEPARATE application forms. You will NOT be automatically considered for all major graduate funding simply by virtue of applying for admission.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Chair or individual faculty members prior to applying to enquire about possible graduate supervision.

Application for admission must be made on the forms provided by the University of Manitoba. The forms are available here from the Faculty of Graduate Studies.




 1. Applying for Admission - JMP I PhD I Pre-MA

 JMP Applicants

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

For admission into any stream in the Joint Master's Program, candidates must hold a B.A. Honours degree or equivalent in History with at least a ‘B’ or second class standing. Students who lack this qualification but who have an acceptable general degree with a history major (and an average of B in their history courses) are generally admitted to the Pre-M.A. program. All potential graduate students, particularly those currently enrolled in B.A. Advanced programs, should discuss their graduate programs with the Chair of either the Joint Master's Program (M.A. applicants) or the Chair of the Graduate Excecutive Committee in History (Pre-MA and Ph.D. applicants).

All M.A. students with no previous training in Historiography and/or Historical Methods are required to take a six credit hour graduate course in Historiography or Historical Method. Students who have completed a six credit hour course in Historiography or Historical method at the senior undergraduate level (e.g. HIST 4000 or HIST 4580 at the University of Manitoba or HIST 3001 at the University of Winnipeg) have satisfied this requirement. Students may choose Historiography as their minor.

Although the normal minimum passing grade at the graduate level in History is B, students may graduate with a mark of C+ in a single History course or in an ancillary--provided that their over-all average is B (3.0) or better. Graduate students who fail to achieve 2.5 grade-points (C+) in a History course or in an ancillary, may either repeat the course (with the permission of the instructor) or take a different course to complete the required number of graduate credits; but those who fail to achieve 3.0 grade-points in more than one course, and/or on more than one occasion, are normally required to withdraw entirely from the graduate program in History.

Complete Admission Application Package is Due on January 15.

Application Materials
M.A. students must submit directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies:

~ a completed Online Application at the Faculty of Graduate Studies Admissions Page
~ one copy of the student's official transcript/s
~ current email address from two professors under whom the student has worked.  The application system will request an online reference from them directly to support the application.
~ a 500 word *Statement of General Interest and Intent outlining your preparation for graduate studies to date, and your proposed subject areas or fields of concentration in your graduate studies
~ the required application fee
 ~ a photocopy of your birth certificate or passport, even if you have previously attended the University of Manitoba
*Students who wish to be considered for the Winnipeg Foundation's M.A. scholarships in Canadian or Indigenous History should ensure that their statements of interest clearly articulate how their proposed program of study addresses the specified areas of the scholarship.

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PhD Applicants

Complete Admission Application Package is Due on January 15.

Application Materials
Ph.D. applicants must submit directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies:
~ a completed Online Application at the Faculty of Graduate Studies Admissions Page
~ one copy of the student's official transcript/s
~ current email address from two professors under whom the student has worked.  The application system will request an online reference from them directly to support the application.
~ a 500 word Statement of General Interest and Intent outlining your preparation for graduate studies to date, your proposed subject areas or fields of concentration in your doctoral studies, and your proposed supervisor
~ a writing sample (e.g., a research paper from a graduate course or seminar, published article, etc.)
~ the required application fee
~ a photocopy of your birth certificate or passport, even if you have previously attended the University of Manitoba

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Pre-MA Applicants

Pre-MA Applications will be accepted between March 15 and June 1.

Pre-M.A. applicants must submit directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies:
~ a completed Online Application at the Faculty of Graduate Studies Admissions Page
~ one copy of the student's official transcript/s
~ current email address from two professors under whom the student has worked.  The application system will request an online reference from them directly to support the application.
~ the required application fee
~ a photocopy of your birth certificate or passport, even if you have previously attended the University of Manitoba

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 Applying for Funding - JMP I PhD

Students applying to either of the JMP or PhD graduate programs who wish to be considered for funding must submit their complete application package by the January 15 deadline, and must also make separate application for the available awards. Links to the application forms are given below.

Only the awards listed below require separate application forms. Other internal awards and fellowships will be decided based on the information provided in the applicant’s Application for Admission. The details of such awards may be found by clicking here.