History (MA)

Admission requirements
  • Be registered full-time in the MA program in History, Thesis or Memoir option
  • Have and maintain a minimum CGPA of 7.0 (B+ or 75%) in courses taken at the University of Ottawa
  • Start the program in the fall term (this is necessary due to CO-OP placement cycles)
  • Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or an international student (authorization or diplomat)
  • Pay the required CO-OP fees (see below).

CO-OP programs have limited enrolment. Meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee you a place. Admission is based on your CGPA. We admit those with the highest CGPA first.

Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - Program with Memoir

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudyWork 1
2Work 2Study-

Sequence 2 - Program with Thesis

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudyWork 1
2Work 2Study-

CO-OP fees

As a CO-OP student, you also pay CO-OP fees (announced every year by the Registrar) for the session before your first work term and then for every work term, up to and including your last one.

Some of our employers include
  • Assembly of First Nations
  • BMT Productions Inc.
  • Canadian Heritage
  • Diefenbaker Canada Centre
  • Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • Joan Holmes & Associates Inc.
  • National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
  • Transport Canada
  • University of Ottawa
Examples of tasks at work
  • Analyzing documents and policies
  • Archiving documents, reports and other materials
  • Conducting advanced research
  • Helping in the policy consultation process
  • Improving and copyediting documents
  • Preparing presentations
  • Providing context for macro- and micro-historical issues
  • Writing clear and concise briefing notes, summaries and reports
Work term reports guidelines

You must submit your work term report through the CO-OP Navigator. The “Work Term Report” link can be found next to your work term, under the “My Evaluations” tab. The system will allow you to change or submit your report right up until the deadline for submission, and professors will be able to submit their comments and attach a corrected copy of your report online as well.

You must include a cover letter or letter of transmittal along with your CO-OP work-term report in one PDF file.

Academic coordinators
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