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English (MA)

University of Windsor, Canada


Next enrollment cycle

January 2024

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First Year Course Fee

USD 12,418

Course Accredited By


  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree

This is a Research based Program.

Our Master’s programs in English with fields in Literature & Language and Literature & Creative Writing, prepare students to understand the power of language, and to develop their critical and creative thinking and writing skills.

Students pursue these programs in a collegial and supportive environment with internationally renowned faculty dedicated to research, teaching, and publishing.

  • Our department offers various learning and internship opportunities including a graduate seminar in composition pedagogy unique in Canada.
  • We publish two international literary journals (Windsor ReView and Rampike); support two in-house student journals and an international website (; and host a vibrant series of literary readings and scholarly presentations as well as a Writer in
  • Residence and a Resident Writing Professional.
  • As our Creative Writing program is an MA rather than a terminal MFA, graduating students also have the option to proceed into English PhD programs.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2024
  • May 2024
  • September 2024

Program Specific Admission Requirements

  • Deadline for Fall: July 1
  • Deadline for Winter: November 1
  • 4 Year honours degree in a related field
  • Minimum TOEFL: IBT-100
  • Minimum IELTS: 7.0
  • Minimum Pearson: 68

Additional Requirements

  • Writing Sample
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Applicants must also complete a Supplementary Admissions Form and submit it with their application


  • Five graduate seminar courses
  • ENGL-8970. Thesis/Project (of at least 20,000 words)


  • Eight graduate seminar courses.
  • For both fields, students must include ENGL-8000, Scholarship and the Profession (or equivalent) in their program in addition to their regular course load.
  • ENGL-8000. Scholarship and the Profession
  • ENGL-8010. Tutorials
  • ENGL-8050. The English Language and Linguistics
  • ENGL-8100. Literature of the Old English Period
  • ENGL-8150. Literature of the Middle English Period
  • ENGL-8200. Literature of the Renaissance
  • ENGL-8250. Renaissance Drama
  • ENGL-8300. Literature of the Restoration Period
  • ENGL-8350. Literature of the Eighteenth Century
  • ENGL-8400. Literature of the Romantic Period
  • ENGL-8450. Literature of the Victorian Period
  • ENGL-8500. Literature of the Twentieth Century
  • ENGL-8550. Literature of the United States
  • ENGL-8600. Literature of Canada
  • ENGL-8650. Post-Colonial Literature
  • ENGL-8700. Literary Genres: Poetry
  • ENGL-8750. Literary Genres: Drama
  • ENGL-8800.Literary Genres: Fiction
  • ENGL-8850. Literary Genres: Criticism/Cultural Studies
  • ENGL-8910. Creative Writing Seminar A
  • ENGL-8920. Creative Writing Seminar B
  • ENGL-8930.Composition Pedagogy: Theory and Practice
  • ENGL-8940. Creative Writing Project
  • ENGL-8970. Thesis/Project 
  • Program Type: Graduate
  • Major or Degree: Master of Arts
  • Course Load: Full Time
  • Fee Category: Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Term: Fall
  • Residence: Alumni Hall - Single in a 2 Bedroom Suite
  • Meal Plan: Full Meal Plan - moderate off campus flexibility.
  • Estimated Total $ 10749.36
  • Base Tuition $ 2393.10 Assessed each term


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