profile photo of Kate JordanWelcome and Welcome Back History Graduate Students

The History Department is dedicated to providing you with the information and support you need to succeed in your studies here at Carleton.

The following pages will be your best resource for anything History-related at the graduate level:

Course Descriptions

Since a number of graduate courses are negotiated with individual instructors according to student needs, many of them are not listed as part of the regular course schedule. Therefore, directed studies, reading courses, and courses related to the thesis-writing stage will not be listed on our current course offerings page, but students are encouraged to consult the graduate calendar for the full range of courses we offer.

Careers in History

The Canadian Historical Association has a career guide developed for Graduate History Students. You may also want to check out the Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development site.

Carleton HGSA 2014-15 OrientationHistory Graduate Students’ Association (HGSA)

The History Graduate Students’ Association has a vibrant and active presence in Carleton’s History Department. Entirely student run, the HGSA aims to create a strong sense of community among all history graduate students.

Underhill Graduate Colloquium

The Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium is one of the longest running history graduate conferences in Canada. For over twenty years, graduate students in the Department of History at Carleton University have organized an annual colloquium in which master’s and doctoral students from all disciplines are invited to present papers on any history-related topic.

News and Events

All our latest news and upcoming events can be found on our website. You can also keep abreast of new events and announcements by signing up for our weekly roundup email newsletter. To sign up, send an email to to be added to the distribution list.

Additional Help

Please contact the Graduate Administrator, Joan White, at or the Graduate Supervisor, Prof. Paul Nelles, at