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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 that includes both rigorous historical scholarship and the innovations of new theoretical, cultural, and interdisciplinary methods.

This rich variety is exemplified in the more than 40 graduate seminars offered every year and in the interdisciplinary conjunctions with other departments and collaborative programs. The Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy programs offer a broad background in British, Canadian, Aboriginal, American, and Postcolonial literatures, a sophisticated command of current theoretical approaches, and exceptional support for significant research projects. 

Students may also be interested in the combined degree program in Law, Juris Doctor / English, Master of Arts (JD/MA).

Degrees Offered

English—​MA, JD/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 ​​​

​​​​​​​Research Stream Program Funding Information​

Base Funding Amount -

Graduate units determine a base funding amount for doctoral research stream programs and the number of years that the student will be eligible. In addition to the Base Funding, all eligible students will receive the cost of academic tuition and fees. More information about Base Funding can be found at .​

Actual Income -

Students often have the opportunity to earn additional income through research stipends, internal and external fellowships, RA employment income and TA-ships. Therefore, the average actual income of students in a program is typically higher than the Base Funding amount in that program. More information about Actual Incomes can be found at .

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Quick Facts

Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines MA/MA (CreativeWriting)-12-Dec-2015
PhD-12-Dec-2015
MA/MA (CreativeWriting)-12-Dec-2015
PhD-12-Dec-2015
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit www.uoft.me/gradelp MA/MA (CreativeWriting)-n/a
PhD-n/a
MA/MA (CreativeWriting)-EFT
PhD-EFT
3. Minimum GPA MA/MA (CreativeWriting)-B+
PhD-A-
MA/MA (CreativeWriting)-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/MA (CreativeWriting)-n/a
PhD-Yes
MA/MA (CreativeWriting)-n/a
PhD-Yes
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MA/MA (CreativeWriting)-n/a
PhD-After
MA/MA (CreativeWriting)-n/a
PhD-After
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MA/MA (CreativeWriting)-n/a
PhD-No
MA/MA (CreativeWriting)-n/a
PhD-No
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MA/MA (CreativeWriting)-n/a
PhD-Both
MA/MA (CreativeWriting)-n/a
PhD-Both
9. Program length (full-time only) MA-3 sessions
MA (Creative Writing)-5 Sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
MA-3 sessions
MA (Creative Writing)-5 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