McMaster University – School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
Gilmour Hall 212
Hamilton, ON
Canada L8S 4L8

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities, Department of History
Degree: Master
Field of Study: History, General
Description The programs offered by the Department of History cover not only the standard geographic areas and chronological divisions of the western world, but also an increasing number of regions and themes outside this framework. The full range of approaches to history, from political and economic through social and intellectual, finds representation in the The Department supervises doctoral research in a variety of areas of specialization.
Website: History at McMaster University – School of Graduate Studies
Course Based? Yes
Length: 1 Year(s)
Cost per year:

Provincial: $7,008.00
National: $7,008.00

Cost per year is based on the 2017-2018 academic year, and represents tuition cost for three semesters. Mandatory supplementary fees are not included. Please see website for complete cost breakdown.

Requirements
Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

If English is not your native language, an official copy of your English Language Proficiency score or other evidence of competency in English is required. Such applicants are required to supply this evidence as part of your application. Applicants whose university studies were complete at an institution where English is deemed the official language of instruction may be exempted from this requirement (an official letter from the institution is required). The English Proficiency exam must have been completed within 2 years of the application due date. This requirement must be met prior to an offer of admission. There will be no exceptions to the language requirement. The most common evidence is a score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). TOEFL: minimum score is 92 (iBT-internet based), 237 (computer based) or 580 (paper based). The McMaster University TOEFL/TSE Institution Code is 0936 and the Department Code for Political Science is 89. IELTS (Academic): minimum overall score is 6.5, with at least 5.5 in each section. NOTE: Foreign students wishing to enter Canada on a student visa should also contact the nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate for visa information.

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests

Admission to the MA program in International Relations requires a clear B+ average or better in an honours political science Bachelor’s degree, a four year major political science degree or with the approval of the Department’s Graduate Chair, in another discipline. The Department offers two streams in this MA program: (1) Global Politics; and (2) Global Political Economy. Students must indicate the stream in which they wish to major in their application.