Program

Students may apply for admission up until July 1st but to be considered for graduate funding, applications must be received before March 1st and should preferably be received by January 1st since funding deliberations will begin at that time. Funding is unlikely for applications received after these dates.

ProgramExpected LengthProject and/or thesisCourse based
M.A.2 years

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultural Studies provides graduate training towards a Master’s degree in French literature, translation or language studies. Areas of strength include theory and criticism, French (seventeenth to twentieth centuries), Québécois and Francophone literatures, women’s writing and gender studies, the cinema of France, Québec and North Africa, as well as translation and language studies. 

Our courses cover a variety of topics of interest to Canadian, US and international students and focus on research areas that French professors at the University of Saskatchewan are pursuing.

Research supervisors

Students should consult the Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultural Studies department web site in order to identify potential faculty supervisors for their research. They may wish to contact these individuals during the application process. Applicants are advised that a telephone interview may be conducted during the grad admission process.

Name Research areas
Marie-Diane ClarkeFrancophone, fransaskois, french, literature, theatre
Helena Da SilvaQuebec, francophone, french, literature, writing
Silke R. FalknerGender, german, literature, writing
Max Kramer Comparative Literature, French, Maghreb studies, Postcolonial, french
Cheryl SoulodreFrancophone, french, grammar, literature, poetry
Stella Spriet17th Century, 20th Century, Daniel Mesguich, Jean Loret, french, french theatre, literature, poetry, theatre
Michael Tobin20th Century, Catholic, french, literature, translation
Julio Torres-RecinosBryce Echenique, Central America, Peru, Spanish, literature
Anne-Marie WheelerFrench, Quebec, culture, feminism, gender, translation

Tuition and funding

Funding

All new M.A. students are automatically considered for financial aid in the form of fellowships or teaching assistantships awarded by the Department or by the College of Graduate Studies and Research. No separate application is necessary. University Graduate Scholarships and Graduate Teaching Fellowships are available for a maximum of 24 months of total support for each M.A. student.

In addition to potential funding from your department, there are scholarships and awards available to all eligible students. There are also special programs for international students from China, Vietnam, and Ecuador.

Tuition

Thesis or project based program

Graduate students in a thesis or project based program pay tuition three times a year for as long as they are enrolled in their program.

Term Canadian International
September 1 - December 31, 2016 $1300.00 $1950.00
January 1 - April 30, 2017 $1300.00 $1950.00
May 1 - August 31, 2017 $1300.00 $1950.00
Total per academic year $3900.00 $5850.00

Tuition information is accurate for the current academic year and does not include student fees. For detailed tuition and fees information, visit the official tuition website.

Admission requirements

Master of Arts

  • A four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (e.g. 60 credit units)
  • Proof of English language proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English

Application process

Submit an online application

Once you begin an application, choose the following application forms in the system:

  • Graduate (B) Fall term start - September

During the application, you'll be asked for:

  • Personal information such as your name, address, etc.
  • The names and email addresses of your three referees
  • Your educational history from all post-secondary institutions you've attended

The application takes about 20 minutes to complete. You may save your application and return to it later as long as you remember the Login ID and PIN you've created.

At the end of the application, you will need to pay a non-refundable $90 application fee. It is recommended that you pay online with a credit card. If you do not pay online when completing your application, you will need to use an alternate form of payment. Your application will not be processed until payment is received.

If you are a past or current student you may begin an application in the admissions channel of PAWS.

Submitting required documents

Once you've completed an online application you will need to have the following documents submitted:

  • You will need to send in official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate courses (including, where necessary, a certified English translation), even if a degree was not awarded. You do not need to submit transcripts for courses taken at the U of S.
  • Have the transcripts sent directly from the institutions to the department address below.
  • If your current degree is still in progress, you will need to arrange for your official final transcripts showing the awarding of your degree to be sent to your department.
  • Copies of transcripts are not acceptable as final admission documents, unless they have also been verified and stamped by your issuing institution.

If you are required to provide proof of English proficiency your English test results need to be sent directly from the organization where your tests were taken to the department address below.

In addition to the above official documents, email the following to the Graduate Program Assistant listed below:

  • a statement of intent (1-2 pages) stipulating research interests and identifying a proposed thesis topic or area of research
  • a writing sample of your undergraduate academic work in French such as an essay or similar document in your area of research interest of 5-8 pages
  • CV/resumé
  • a copy of your transcript while we wait for your official ones to arrive

Contact

Graduate Admissions
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultural Studies
Campus Drive - Room 515 Arts
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5

Graduate Chair
Stella Spriet
Email: stella.spriet@usask.ca

Graduate Program Assistant
Nadine Penner
Email: asg.graduateprograms@usask.ca