The MA program is typically completed within three consecutive terms over a period of 12 months. It has three different streams: coursework, research essay, or thesis. Most students will enroll in the coursework stream, which offers the widest exposure to the various subfields of the discipline.  Students who wish to enroll in the Research Essay (ENGL 5908) or Thesis (ENGL 5909) streams may do so only with the prior approval of the Graduate Supervisor. Before discussing your program preferences with him or her, you should consider carefully each of the three streams.