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The Department of History at the University of Toronto offers a broadly diversified program of graduate studies leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Instruction is offered in all major areas of historical scholarship by a graduate faculty of approximately seventy members. The Department of History is approved by OCGS to offer supervision in the following fields of study: American; Asian; British; Canadian; Eastern Europe; European; International Relations; Latin American; History of Medicine; Medieval; Russian; Women's History.

Courses are offered in the history of Canada; the United States; Medieval, Early Modern and Modern Europe and Britain; Eastern Europe; Russia; Latin America; Africa; South Asia; East Asia; Southeast Asia; International Relations; the History of Medicine and Women's History.

The University of Toronto also offers rich resources outside the department to support the study of history. The Robarts Research Library in the Humanities and Social Sciences, unrivaled in Canada and among the leading university libraries in North America, provides a foundation for a wide range of study.  That broad-based resource is supported by several specialized collections elsewhere in the University. A number of centres and research institutes further extend the range and depth of graduate study possible at the University of Toronto. The Center for Medieval Studies and the Pontifical Institute have particularly strong resources for European and British medieval history. The Munk School of Global Affairs, the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, the Center of Criminology, the Centre for Urban and Community Studies, and the Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies afford additional opportunities for interdepartmental work. As well, collaborative programs are available in Asia-Pacific Studies, Book History and Print Culture, Diaspora and Transnational Studies, Editing Medieval Texts, Ethnic and Pluralism Studies, Jewish Studies, Sexual Diversity Studies, South Asian Studies, and Women and Gender Studies. The History Department has a special strength in gender history, medieval history, transnational history, colonialism, the Americas, Europe and Russia.