Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2013/2014
Canadian Excellence

Master of Arts in English

The Department of English and Film Studies offers a Master of Arts program in the fields of gender, nation, and media.

The program permits students to specialize in three significant fields of study that have emerged as central to English studies and to other disciplines in the humanities.

Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted to the master's program, students must meet the general admission requirements of the university. Enrolment in the program will be open to applicants who have graduated with an honours degree in English or its equivalent from an approved university and who have maintained at least an average of B+ in English courses above the first-year level. Students who do not meet the criteria for admission to the master's program, including general degree graduates in English, may apply for admission as qualifying students. The qualifying year will normally consist of 10 half-credit senior undergraduate courses in English, approved by the department.

Program Requirements

The MA program has two options of study: coursework only, and major research paper.

Master's students in the major research paper option will take six one-term courses plus the major research paper; coursework-only students will take seven one-term courses. In addition, all students must complete EN600 - Research Methods, Theory, and Professional Issues, a one-term seminar (graded "satisfactory/failure").