Admission Requirements

Applicants for the MA program normally hold a bachelor's degree in English or a related discipline. Preference is given to those with an Honours BA in English or a major that included a range of courses in English literature and literary theory. An A- average or higher in the last two years of study and at least a B average overall is standard, i.e., a grade point average of 7.0 on a nine-point scale, 3.7 on a four-point scale, or a high second-class standing.

Applicants to the PhD program normally hold an MA (or equivalent) in English or a related discipline with a minimum average of A- in previous graduate courses. Preference is given to those who demonstrate strong preparation across a range of English literature, literary theory, and/or research methods. Previous academic experience with a language other than English is desirable.

Applications to the Department of English graduate programs must be complete by January 15. Applications for the part-time MA program must be complete by August 31st. 

All applications to the Department of English are managed through the Graduate Admissions and Records Office website, where you will find further information and links to assist you with the application process.