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PhD in History

The PhD in History is an opportunity for students to make an original contribution to advancing knowledge. It gives them a chance to demonstrate their thorough understanding of what it means to be a historian.

The Department of History also offers the choice of completing a joint dissertation, leading to a joint degree from 2 institutions. This option takes more effort than a traditional PhD, but leads to greater diversity and wider access to employment opportunities.

  • Fall and winter admission
  • Daytime classes
  • Full-time, part-time
  • 90 credits, 78 for the dissertation


Structure and Academic Pathway


ACADEMIC PATHWAY For the PhD (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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Financial support

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.