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School:University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:English Language and Literature, General
Description:The Master of Arts in English at Guelph is designed to provide students with an intensive introduction to graduate-level work in English studies within a flexible program. Students can draw on the School’s strengths in the following fields: Colonial, Postcolonial, and Diasporic Studies; Canadian Literature; Early Modern Studies; and Sexuality and Gender Studies. Students can also pursue a wide range of research topics in consultation with faculty members actively engaged with the literatures of different historical periods and geographical locations, and with current debates in such areas as critical theory, cultural studies, and gender studies. Students with an interest in creative writing may apply to work with a distinguished writer on a creative thesis or project.

Preparation for advanced academic work at the Ph.D. level is the primary focus of the program, but the program also encourages students to consider alternative career paths in teaching, administration, advertising, research, journalism, publishing, law, arts management, the media, information technology, creative writing, public relations, the entertainment industry, and other enterprises requiring analytical, organizational, and creative skills in communications.
URL:English at University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies
Length:1 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*78

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    The normal requirement for admission to the MA program is the equivalent of an Honours degree in English or Drama/Theatre Studies from a recognized post-secondary institution, with at least a high second-class standing (78%) in the work of the last four semesters or the last two undergraduate years. Students with degrees in other disciplines may also be considered. In very exceptional circumstances, an applicant may lack the required honours BA degree, but may be assessed as qualified to undertake graduate studies on the basis of other experience and practice and may apply for admission under alternate admissions criteria.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 89] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 21, 2012