Admission Requirements

Admission into the program requires a good background in French Literature or in French Linguistics, as well as a good command of both oral and written French. Candidates who do not meet these conditions will be required to remedy the deficiency before admission into the graduate program can be granted; this may be accomplished through one or two semesters as a Qualifying Student (see section 1.3.6 of the Graduate General Regulations).

Upon acceptance into the program, each student will be assigned a temporary supervisor.

The program's degree requirements may be completed 'with thesis' or 'with extended essays.' In each case, the student works under a supervisory committee's direction that has been appointed by the end of the first term.

At the time of enrolment in their second term, students must declare their MA option and confirm their supervisor. Required course work, thesis proposal and other requirements are approved by the graduate chair.

Application Procedure

All applications are processed online. The deadlines for applications are:

Summer Semester March 1
Fall Semester July 1
Spring Semester November 1

Before applying, please review the overview of the application process. 

Direct login to the application system.

On the on-line system, you will need to submit:

  1. A statement of purpose
  2. A recent curriculum vitae
  3. Term papers written for previous courses in French Linguistics or Literature, or evidence of projects of other kinds
  4. 3 letters of reference, two of which should refer to your potential as a graduate student.
  5. Original transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions you have attended (these must be sent directly to the Department of French from the issuing university).

Only completed files will be considered. You are welcome to send directly to the Department any additional material that you think is relevant.

Language requirement

Students must demonstrate a level of competence in written and oral French acceptable to the Graduate Committee.  Students are also expected to demonstrate a working knowledge of English to function within the University community.