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Diploma in History

3 Courses Required: View Course Selections


Western’s Department of History offers a broad choice of advanced classes on a range of times, places, and themes. The Diploma is intended to attract recent undergraduates who wish to pursue particular historical subjects and to hone their skills in writing and oral presentation, individuals who have worked in other careers and wish to return to academic study in an intensive way, and members of both groups who seek to improve their knowledge base and skills before applying to enter a graduate program in history.

Required Courses (5.0 Credits)

2.0 credits - History at the 3000 level
2.0 credits - History at the 4000 level
1.0 credits - History at the 3000 or 4000 level, or a course in another area as approved by the Department of History

For detailed course descriptions, please visit the Department of History website.

History at a glance …

8 months - Full time - September-April
Each course is equivalent to year 4 tuition
OSAP application pending
Application deadline: March 1


This application requires you to provide the following:
  • Personal Information
  • $100 Application Fee
  • Two sealed letters of reference
  • OUAC application (for non-Western students)

How to Apply

Additional application information and details on how to apply.

Course Selection

Course Course # Delivery Options Prereqs Availability
Diploma in History:
  2.0 History credits at the 3000 level HIST3000 Y Not Currently Available
  2.0 Credits in History at the 4000 level HIST4000 Y Not Currently Available
  1.0 History credits at the 3000 or 4000 level HIST4001 Y Not Currently Available