From the initial aspirations of Bishop Hellmuth to the internationally known research of our top scholars today, these leaders of vision, courage and imagination have always looked to the future in shaping Western University.
Founded on March 7, 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth (1817-1901) of the Anglican Diocese of Huron, 'The Western University of London Ontario' opened its doors to students for the first time in 1881 with four faculties - Arts, Divinity, Law and Medicine.
In 1916, the current campus was purchased from the Kingsmill family, and in 1923 the university was renamed The University of Western Ontario.
Since that first class graduated in 1883, the university has become a vibrant centre of learning. Through 12 faculties and three affiliated university colleges, Western today offers its 36,000-plus students more than 400 specializations, majors and minors.
American Studies M.A.
Anatomy and Cell Biology M.Sc. (Clinical) | M.Sc. (Research) | Ph.D.
Ancient Philosophy M.A.
Anthropology M.A. | Ph.D.
Applied Mathematics M.Sc. | Ph.D.
Astronomy M.Sc. | Ph.D.
Biochemistry M.Sc. | Ph.D.
Biology M.Sc. | Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineering M.E.Sc. | Ph.D.
Biostatistics Collaborative Program
Business E.M.B.A. | M.B.A. | Ph.D.
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering M.E.Sc. | M.Eng. | Ph.D.
Chemistry M.Sc. | Ph.D.
Civil and Environmental Engineering M.E.Sc. | M.Eng. | Ph.D.
Classics M.A. | Ph.D.
Clinical Medical Biophysics MSc
Communication Sciences and Disorders M.Cl.Sc.
Community Music Leadership Graduate Diploma
Comparative Literature M.A. | Ph.D.
Computer Science M.Sc. | Ph.D.
Design and Manufacturing Engineering M.Eng.
Developmental Biology Collaborative Program
Economics M.A. | Ph.D.
Education M.A. | Ph.D.
Electrical and Computer Engineering M.E.Sc. | M.Eng. | Ph.D.
Engineering in Medicine Collaborative Program
English M.A. | Ph.D.
Environment and Sustainability M.E.S. | Collaborative Program
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Certificate in Epidemiology | M.Sc. | Ph.D.
Family Medicine M.Cl.Sc. | Ph.D.
Film Studies M.A.
Financial Economics M.F.E.
Foods and Nutrition M.Sc.F.N.
French Studies M.A. | Ph.D.
Geography M.A. | M.Sc. | Ph.D.
Geology M.Sc. | M.Sc. (Accelerated) | Ph.D.
Geophysics M.Sc. | M.Sc. (Accelerated) | Ph.D.
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences M.P.T. / Ph.D. | M.Sc. | M.Sc. (OT) / Ph.D. | MClSc / PhD | Ph.D.
Health Information Science M.H.I.S. | Ph.D.
Hispanic Studies M.A. | Ph.D.
History M.A. | Ph.D.
Kinesiology M.A. | M.Sc. | Ph.D.
Law LL.M. | Ph.D.
Law, Studies in M.S.L.
Library & Information Science M.L.I.S. | Ph.D.
Mathematics M.Sc. | Ph.D.
Mechanical and Materials Engineering M.E.Sc. | M.Eng. | Ph.D.
Media Studies M.A. | Ph.D.
Medical Biophysics M.Sc. | M.Sc. / Ph.D. | Ph.D.
Microbiology and Immunology M.Sc. | M.Sc. (Accelerated) | Ph.D.
Migration and Ethnic Relations Collaborative Program
Molecular Imaging Collaborative Program
Musculoskeletal Health Research Collaborative Program
Music D.M.A. | M.A. Music Theory | M.A. Musicology | M.Mus. | Ph.D.
Neuroscience M.Sc. | Ph.D.
Nuclear Engineering M.Eng.
Nursing M.N. | M.Sc.N. | Ph.D.
Occupational Therapy M.Sc. (OT)
Pathology M.Sc. | Ph.D.
Pathology Assistant M.Cl.Sc.
Philosophy M.A. | Ph.D.
Physical Therapy M.Cl.Sc. | M.P.T.
Physics M.Sc. | Ph.D.
Physiology and Pharmacology M.Sc. | Ph.D.
Planetary Science Collaborative Program
Political Science M.A. | Ph.D.
Popular Music and Culture M.A.
Professional Education Ed.D. | G.Dip.P.Ed. | M.P.Ed.
Psychology M.Sc. | Ph.D.
Public Administration M.P.A.
Public Health M.P.H.
Scientific Computing Collaborative Program
Social Work M.S.W.
Sociology M.A. | Ph.D.
Statistics M.Sc. | Ph.D.
Theoretical Physics Collaborative Program
Theory and Criticism M.A. | Ph.D.
Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Collaborative Program
Visual Arts M.A. | M.F.A. | Ph.D.
Women's Studies and Feminist Research M.A. | Ph.D.
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