Ph.D. On Campus


McGill University

36 months
20972 CAD/year
5602 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department offers interdisciplinary options in European studies, developmental studies, and women’s studies at the M.A. level. Both M.A. and Ph.D. students at the McGill University can also write their thesis or research paper on the History of Medicine.


The Ph.D. in History at the McGill University is a professional degree program that prepares students for participation in the academy as historians. They gain competence in historical methods and good control over at least three fields of study. The dissertation is a work of primary research that makes a significant contribution to knowledge. 

The programme

  • Candidates in the field of Medical History will prepare the major field for the comprehensive examination with a member of the Department of Social Studies of Medicine and the two minor fields with members of the Department of History and Classical Studies. 
  • The thesis will normally be directed by the director of the major field. In all other respects, the same rules will apply to candidates in this area as apply to other Ph.D. students in History.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis
  • Doctoral Seminar
  • Comprehensive Examination - Major Field
  • Comprehensive Examination - First Minor Field
  • Comprehensive Examination - Second Minor Field

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation 
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample/portfolio
  • A research supervisor
  • Study permits/student visas

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20972 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10486 CAD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    5602 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2801 CAD per semester during 36 months.


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