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
Comparative Literature - MA, PhD