Graduate Programs - M.A. Program
The M.A. program usually requires twelve months to complete. An overall average of B+ and evidence of first-class work in English (A) are required for admission to the M.A. program. In considering applications, the Department favours a broad training in the major genres and periods of English literature. Candidates normally take the degree by course work only and are required to complete 3.0 full courses in English plus Critical Topographies: Theory and Practice of Contemporary Literary Studies in English (note that MA CRW students are not required to take this course). A minimum of a B- standing must be attained in each course.
M.A. students hoping to proceed to the Ph.D. program may wish to choose some of their courses with the Ph.D. requirements in mind.
Courses that are cross-listed by English from other departments are equivalent to English courses and may be taken without special permission from the Department.