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English, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #651 (QS) ,
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)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
  • 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 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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  • Minimum required score:


    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. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended 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 3 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).

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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