The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall

Welcome to the Department of History!

U of T's Department of History offers exciting opportunities to interpret the past and probe its significance through research, education and life-long learning.

Each year, our internationally renowned faculty guide more than 7,000 talented students through the fascinating realm of historical study. Undergraduate courses encompass the globe and span the ages, while the unmatched range and quality of our highly competitive graduate program attracts the most dynamic young scholars. Active in local, national and international research and public affairs, faculty, students and alumni bring perspectives that enrich dialogues on the most important issues of our time. 

One of the largest history departments in North America, we are home to a critical mass of expertise and are ranked 6th among public universities worldwide and 4th in North America (QS World 2015).

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