M.A. On Campus


University of Toronto

12 months
27520 CAD/year
6210 CAD/year
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One of the strongest and most diversified graduate English programs in North America, the University of Toronto’s Graduate English Department presents a wide array of approaches to the study of literature.


About this Degree

The Master of Arts in English program at the University of Toronto offers broad coverage in British, Canadian, Aboriginal, American, and postcolonial literatures, a sophisticated command of current theoretical approaches, and exceptional preparation and intellectual support for significant research.

The MA in English degree program is offered in 10 fields: 9 fields have the same requirements, while the field of Creative Writing has different requirements.

The MA program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis except in the Creative Writing field, which is taken on a full-time basis only. Requirements for the Creative Writing field are described in a separate section below.

Programme Structure

  • Coursework. Students must successfully complete a total of 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    ENG6999Y Critical Topographies: Theory and Practice of Contemporary Literary Studies in English (1.0 FCE)
  • 3.0 approved graduate FCEs in English.
  • Students must attain a B standing in each graduate course.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


4 alternative credits

4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs)


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of English's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A minimum of 7 full-year undergraduate courses in English or the equivalent in half-year courses (i.e., 14), or any combination of full- and half-year courses that add up to the equivalent of 7 full-year courses.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree (i.e., a four-year undergraduate degree), or its equivalent (preferably in English), with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of B+ or better and evidence of first-class work in English. The department favours a broad training in the major genres and all periods of English literary history.

  • Recommendations from two referees.

  • A statement of purpose.

  • A writing sample consisting of 12 to 15 pages.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27520 CAD/year
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  • National

    6210 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 12 months.

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1502 - 2563 CAD /month
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