Comparative Literature

www.complit.utoronto.ca

The Centre for Comparative Literature offers Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs to students qualified to pursue literary studies involving several languages. Students pursue research across languages and national literatures, and theoretical issues that cross traditional disciplines.

Admissions are selective; therefore, applicants with the minimum qualifications cannot be guaranteed admission.

Applicants, including those from the University of Toronto, must arrange for recommendations from two referees; must submit a statement of up to 500 words; and must submit a sample of written work, preferably a short essay on a literary topic. Admission to all programs for higher degrees will be based upon the applicant's undergraduate and graduate records and upon the evidence of the references and statement. The deadline for receiving applications to both the MA and PhD programs is January 15.

All incoming students will meet with the Graduate Coordinator to discuss their program and to decide on their course of study before beginning classes.

Degrees Offered

Comparative Literature - MA, PhD

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DomesticInternational
​​ ​​​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​.
2. For more information on admission requirements, ple​ase review the program'​s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar ​​​

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Quick Facts

Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines MA-15-Jan-2016
PhD-15-Jan-2016
MA-15-Jan-2016
PhD-15-Jan-2016
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit www.uoft.me/gradelp MA-n/a
PhD-n/a
MA-n/a
PhD-n/a
3. Minimum GPA MA-B+
PhD-A-
MA-B+
PhD-A-
4. Tuition fee -Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to Domestic Fees.
-Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD MA-n/a
PhD-Yes
MA-n/a
PhD-Yes
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MA-n/a
PhD-After
MA-n/a
PhD-After
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MA-n/a
PhD-No
MA-n/a
PhD-No
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MA-n/a
PhD-Applicant
MA-n/a
PhD-Applicant
9. Program length (full-time only) MA-3 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
MA-3 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​. 
2. For more information on admission requirements, please review the program’s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar