MA Application Process

You apply online:                                                                                                                                                                       
     https://brocku.ca/graduate-studies/future-students/apply

Deadline: 1 Feb. 2022
-Late applications are considered, if there is time and space
-Only applications that are on time are considered for the fullest range of funding

What you need to prepare:
-Reference letters from professors who have taught you
-A letter of intent
-Writing sample (your best work from a senior course; 10-20 pp.)
-Transcripts

Tips for writing a strong letter of intent: Length: 1-2 pp.
What you should include:
-Details about your education (and possibly work or volunteer experience) that have helped prepare you for graduate studies
—Highlight your best academic achievements
-Provide details about a research question or range of questions that you are considering as the focus of your Major Research Paper
—This is important so that we can see if a professor at Brock U could act as your supervisor
-Give reasons why you plan to study for an MA in History at Brock U
—If you have already had correspondence with a possible MRP supervisor, please provide details
-Anything else that you think is relevant to your application and possible future studies at Brock U

What you do not need to include:
-We already suspect that you have a passion for history. You do not need to write much (or even anything) about this passion. Focus on the points above.

Helpful links:
Notes about living in the Niagara Region, including estimates of living expenses
https://brocku.ca/graduate-studies/future-students/living-in-niagara/
Information about funding
https://brocku.ca/graduate-studies/scholarships-awards/funding/
Information for international applicant
https://brocku.ca/graduate-studies/future-students/international/

If you have more questions:
For general inquiries, including questions about applying to BrockU as an international student, please write to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Gradrecruit@brocku.ca

For specific inquiries about the History MA Program, please contact the Graduate Program Director, Michael Driedger