University of Windsor

36 months
15100 CAD/year
4786 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Our Master’s programs in English Language and Literature, and Creative Writing and Literature offered by 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 (; 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. 

Length of Program

Full-time students must complete work on a Master's degree within three years after their first registration as candidates. Students typically complete the thesis/creative writing stream in five semesters. Three or four terms of full-time registration should suffice to complete the course-work program. Programs of study involving a thesis or a project may require additional time. Part-time students admitted to candidacy should complete their work within five years after first registration. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Creative Writing Seminar A and B (Fall and Winter Terms)
  • Four graduate seminars
  • Creative Writing ProjectScholarship and the Profession (a pass/fail 4-week course)
  • Thesis Option
  • Five graduate seminars
  • Thesis/project
  • Scholarship and the Profession (a pass/ fail 4-week course)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (recommended)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

The minimum qualifications for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research for the Master of Arts programs in English are: 

  • An Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English; 
  • A B average in all undergraduate English courses; 
  • A B+ average in English courses in the final year.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15100 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7550 CAD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    4786 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2393 CAD per semester and a duration of 36 months.


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