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English, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


You’ll have the freedom to develop and pursue your own interests, with the support of faculty members whose research crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries. As you explore a variety of media, forms, and genres, you’ll stay grounded as a scholar thanks to our faculty’s widely shared commitments to literary historical concerns.

Since our program also includes a Creative Writing option, you’ll be in the company of students keenly interested in the craft of writing, encouraging a rewarding interchange between textual analysis and creative activity. It’s a learning environment ripe for generating new approaches and insights.


Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministre de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, Québec (Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research, Quebec).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The theory and practice of humour 
  • Modernist Architecture, Capitalist Planning, and Poetic Critique:  Remaking Place Ville-Marie
  • Pedestrian Poetics
  • Intersectionality and Identity in Literature
  • Women’s Writing in Early Medieval Literature

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  •  The Master of Arts program, with the exception of the Creative Writing option, requires an Honours degree or its equivalent in English with a minimum of a B+ (3.30 GPA) average. 
  • The Creative Writing option requires a major in English Literature or its equivalent with a minimum of a B+ (3.30 GPA) average, together with a portfolio (five copies) of the applicant’s literary work.
  • Internet-based TOEFL Score (iBT)  90 or higher and no part under 20 in each of the four components.
  • IELTS Score (iBT) Program 7.0 with at least a score of 6.5 in each of the four components
  • The minimum acceptable score for the CAEL is 70
  • The minimum acceptable score for the CAE is: 180
  • The minimum acceptable score for the CPE is: 180

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27621 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27621 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    13108 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13108 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    5591 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5591 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Montréal

  • 1074 - 1760 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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