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Master of Arts (MA)

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Master of Arts (MA)

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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What is thesis-based study?

Pursue independent research guided by a supervisor who shares your research interests. If you want to advance your knowledge or expand your expertise in a specific field or research area, our thesis-based programs are for you.

What is course-based study?

Equally ideal for those planning to continue in higher education or seeking to advance their careers off campus, our course-based programs offers a combination of collegial seminars and independent research in a concentrated, twelve-month program.

What is a supervisor?

A supervisor is a faculty member who oversees your research and the development of your thesis.

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"The Union of the South is the Safety of the South”: Conspiracy Theories, Sectionalism, and the Secession Crisis in Virginia

John Morden's thesis examines the role of conspiracy theories in Virginia’s debates over secession in the months prior to the outbreak of the U.S. Civil War in April 1861. ...

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UCalgary History's Frank W. Stahnisch receives book award

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New Book by UCalgary History Graduate Charles J. Estep

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In the News: George Ferzoco, Classics and Religion History, Calgary Institute for the Humanities, in BBC (Interview begins at 37:37)

Rumours of the Pope's Retirement

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