Admission and Requirements
Admission to the M.A. Program
Students wishing to pursue the Print Culture specialization must apply to the Department of English M.A. Program and be accepted through the regular application process. The deadline for applications is January 15th. For details on the application procedure, please visit the English Department’s Graduate Studies Webpage.
Upon admission to the Department of English M.A. Program, students can elect to pursue a specialization in Print Culture. There is no separate application procedure for the specialization, but students must ensure that they satisfy the necessary requirements. Students are strongly advised to declare their intention to pursue the specialized M.A. by the end of their second (spring) semester of the Masters program by completing and submitting the Declaration Form to the Print Culture Co-ordinator.
The print culture specialization can be done as either a course option or a project option. Both course option and project option students take ENGL 820, “Theoretical approaches to Print Culture,” in their first (fall) semester of the Masters program. This course, taught by the Print Culture Program Co-ordinator, will provide students with the necessary theoretical and historical grounding in the field. Course option students will take an additional five courses for the M.A., of which three must carry the Print Culture designation. Project option students will take an additional four courses for the M.A., of which three must carry the Print Culture designation plus Engl 882, the MA Project. Students in the course work option are expected to complete the program requirements in three terms. Students in the project option are expected to complete the program requirements in three to six terms.