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Applicants will hold an undergraduate degree with at least a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) in the humanities, or in humanistic disciplines such as classics, history, philosophy, English, and women's studies, or social sciences such as geography, sociology, anthropology, or political science. Applicants will also have to meet the standard requirements for admission to a Simon Fraser University master's program, namely at least a 3.0 GPA or its equivalent.

Applicants must satisfy the Humanities Graduate Program Committee that they are prepared academically to undertake graduate level work in Humanities. Qualified students will be accepted into the MA program only if, in the opinion of the Humanities Graduate Program Committee, a suitable Senior Supervisor is available. Senior Supervisors will be selected only from among Humanities faculty members, faculty members who have joint appointments in Humanities and another department, and Humanities Associate Faculty. Applicants are advised to review the list of Humanities faculty and their areas of expertise to judge whether supervision is possible.

A student with incomplete academic preparation for the MA program may be required to take up to 12 hours of additional work in the Humanities undergraduate program. The Graduate Program Committee will specify these requirements to the incoming student.

The Master's Program in Humanities is interdisciplinary and draws on the resources of faculty in many areas of the Arts and Sciences. It is therefore possible for the Master's student to create, in co-operation with the Humanities Graduate Program Committee, an individualized program of studies to suit her/his scholarly interests and goals.

All applications, including writing samples, must be completed in English. Please see Application Process for more information.