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MA in History, College Teaching Option

The MA in History program prepares students for interesting careers. It has 3 options.

The College Teaching Option gives students the skills they need to teach history at the college level, as well as enhancing their knowledge of the scientific literature and familiarizing them with the relevant historical fields.

This option prepares history students to pursue their studies at the doctoral level if they wish. It is also offered for secondary school teachers wishing to expand their knowledge.

  • Fall and winter admission
  • Daytime classes
  • Full-time, part-time
  • 45 credits


The option includes a thesis identical to the one in the Research Option, and comprises 18 master's-level course credits, 6 of them for practical college teaching, and 27 credits for research, 24 of them for the thesis. It is certainly a valuable asset for any teaching position applicant.

Enrolment in this option is limited to about 10 students per year.

Structure and Academic Pathway

PROGRAM STRUCTURE (In French) This page lays out the core, optional and elective courses offered, how many courses you have to take in each block, in which term each course is normally given, etc.

ACADEMIC PATHWAY For the MA, College Teaching Option (in French): Consult this page to see the normal progression from term to term and the requirements for completing the program.

STUDENT CENTRE LEXICON (In French) For definitions of the terms used in the Program Structure.

Questions about this program?

Thomas Wien, Associate Professor: 514 343-6111, ext. 42721

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Job outlook for graduates in this discipline

The + of studying history at the Université de Montréal!

  • Many professors in the Department of History are members of provincial, federal or international interuniversity research groups.
  • The Department of History has an exceptional variety and number of research projects funded by bodies such as the SSHRC.