Admission et programme

Program Overview

Your degree will be based on a foundation of knowledge and analytical competencies through core courses, yet customized to your interests by allowing you to select your courses from two major concentrations:

  • Literature
    • French
    • Quebec
    • Caribbean
    • Africa
    • Middle Eastern literatures
    • postcolonial and transnational theory
    • cultural globalization
    • translation studies
    • medieval to contemporary literature
  • Linguistics
    • sociolinguistics
    • creolistics
    • history of the language
    • French of the Americas

Admission Requirement

  • An Honours bachelor’s degree in French with a minimum B+ average or better;
  • Without an Honours bachelor’s degree, you can still be considered for admission by completing a qualifying year in which you take the equivalent of 5 credits coursework at   the 4000-level. You may then proceed to apply to the MA if an average of B+ is achieved.

Program Requirements

You can choose to complete your degree by completing a thesis or research essay.

  • Research paper option: 4 credits
    coursework and a research paper worth 1 credit.
  • Thesis option: 3 credits
    coursework and a thesis worth 2 credits.

For current course listings, please consult the Séminaires page.

Application and Deadlines

  • March 1st to be automatically considered for financial assistance
  • Up to June 1st for the next academic year
  • Applications: Please consult the Admission Process web page.

Financial Assistance

We offer substantial financial assistance in the form of teaching assistantships and scholarships based on academic excellence. There is an opportunity to teach a first-year language course for those students wishing to gain teaching experience. These positions are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications received before February 1st will automatically be considered for financial assistance; no separate application is required. For more information, please consult the Financement section of this site or visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research’s Awards and Funding page.