English, M.A. | University of Windsor | Windsor, Canada
18 months
15330 CAD/year
4786 CAD/year
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Our Master’s programs in English with fields in Literature & Language and Literature & Creative Writing at University of Windsor, prepare students to understand the power of language, and to develop their critical and creative thinking and writing skills.


Students pursue these English programs at University of Windsor in a collegial and supportive environment with internationally renowned faculty dedicated to research, teaching, and publishing.

Our department offers various learning and internship opportunities including a graduate seminar in composition pedagogy unique in Canada.

We publish two international literary journals (Windsor ReView and Rampike); support two in-house student journals and an international website (thesicklytaper.com); and host a vibrant series of literary readings and scholarly presentations as well as a Writer in Residence and a Resident Writing Professional.

As our Creative Writing program is an MA rather than a terminal MFA, graduating students also have the option to proceed into English PhD programs. 

The English department offers two fields within the MA. Program in English: Literature and Language and, Literature and Creative Writing. Within the Literature and Language field, there are two options: the Thesis Option and the Course Work Option.

 The Literature and Creative Writing field allows students to combine graduate-level study of literature with advanced work on creative writing in a two-term workshop and by developing a significant independent writing project. Within the Literature and Language field, the Course Work Option offers exposure to a wide variety of topics in literature, composition and rhetoric, and theory. The Thesis Option allows students to investigate a single topic in depth through independent, extended research with faculty supervision.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Creative Writing Seminar A and B (Fall and Winter Terms)


  • Five graduate seminar coursesENGL-8970. 
  • Thesis/Project (of at least 20,000 words)

Course work Option

  • Eight graduate seminar courses.
  • For both fields, students must include ENGL-8000, Scholarship and the Profession (or equivalent) in their program in addition to their regular course load.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3 (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

n addition to the requirements under section titled, Application Procedures and under section titled, The Master's Degree - Admission Requirements, for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and to programs leading to the Master's degree, applicants for admission to the Candidate year in the programs leading to the Master of Arts degree in English should have the following undergraduate preparation:

  • Some courses, normally four, in the pre- and early-modern periods, that is, from Old English through the Eighteenth Century;
  • Some courses, normally four, in the modern period, that is, the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, including Canadian and American;
  • Some courses, normally two, from the areas of Critical History, Theory and Approaches, Scholarship and Bibliography, and Language and Linguistics;
  • Additional courses from any of the above areas to make up the total number of courses required for a four-year English B.A.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15330 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7665 CAD per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    4786 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2393 CAD per semester during 18 months.


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