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Children’s and Young Adult Literature, M.A.

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About

Students explore what makes children's and young adult literature "the right form" to say certain things, and what power and influence such texts might have to shape individual and cultural thinking. Students in the program get a specialized, intensive experience that can prepare them for doctoral level studies or to teach at the post-secondary level, enhance their K-12 teaching certificate by supplementing it with current literary knowledge and approaches and enrich thinking and writing skills (as well as a lifelong love of reading) through focused explorations of the genres and formats of literature for young readers and their broader literary and cultural contexts. 

Programme Structure

Students in the program can create a personalized course of study. They may choose to concentrate in British, American or World literature in research projects of their own design. The program of study includes seminars on literature, as well as on literary theory, linguistics, and research methodology. Students can become conversant with Gender Studies, Multicultural Studies, World Literatures, Popular Culture, British and American Literature, and other important sub-fields of literary studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    550

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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).

  • a bachelor's degree or equivalent with a major or minor in English;
  • a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0;
  • a statement of intent;
  • a 7-10 page sample of analytical writing that demonstrates aptitude to do graduate level work in English; and
  • for applicants whose native language is not English, a TOEFL score of 550 and a TWE of at least 5 or a MELAB of 85 are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    850 USD/credit
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  • National Applies to you

    850 USD/credit
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  • In-State Applies to you

    596 USD/credit
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    Based on the original amount of 596 USD per credit and a duration of  .
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Living costs for Mount Pleasant

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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