The English Department has offered graduate instruction at the Master’s level since 1960 and at the doctoral level since 2006. Our PhD program in the Production of Literature is unique in Canada for its innovative conjoining of book history with theoretical questions about the sociology of literary production, circulation, and consumption. At the graduate level we remain committed to balancing what is best in the traditional range of historical periods and national literatures with newly emerging areas of academic research and scholarship.

Program Information

For general information please view our Graduate Programs in English Brochure. For a comprehensive overview of our graduate programs, please consult the links in the sidebar, as well as either the MA Program Guidebook or the PhD Program Guidebook.

Student Experience

What kind of grad student experience and community does the Department of English provide? Find out here.

Collaborative MA in Digital Humanities

This cutting-edge specialization is designed to add value to the existing MA in English by offering courses focused on the rapidly growing field of digital humanities.

Departmental Strengths

Learn more about the department’s numerous areas of research interest and expertise.

Collaborative MA in African Studies

This exciting specialization is designed for students enrolled in the MA in English who wish to enrich their training by developing expertise in the field of African Studies through interdisciplinary dialogue.

Apply Now

For information on how to apply,  choose the appropriate graduate program:

MA Admission Requirements and online Application

PhD Admission Requirements and online Application

International Students

If you are an international student, please contact the Graduate Administrator, priya kumar, before applying to either the MA or the PhD Program.

Resources for Prospective and Current Students

Forthcoming Graduate Seminars
Graduate Faculty Profiles
PhD Student Profiles
Faculty and Student Successes
Faculty Bookshelf

Graduate Programs