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
Romain ChareyronContemporary French and Francophone cinema; Youth in film; The body in film
Marie-Diane ClarkeFrancophone; fransaskois; french; literature; theatre
Helena Da SilvaQuebec; francophone; french; literature; writing
Tania DuclosLittérature française du 19e siècle; Intertextualité; Figure de l'androgyne; Littérature acadienne; Génétique textuelle
Silke R. FalknerGender; german; literature; writing
Max Kramer Comparative Literature; French; Maghreb studies; Postcolonial; french
Zhi LiApplied linguistics; computational linguistics; language assessment; second language acquisition; technologies for language teaching and learning; text mining
Olga Charlotte Lovick
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


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 and Postdoctoral Studies. 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 and Mexico.


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, 2019 $1420.00 $2243.60
January 1 - April 30, 2020 $1420.00 $2243.60
May 1 - August 31, 2020 $1420.00 $2243.60
Total per academic year $4260.00 $6730.80

Student fees

In addition to tuition above, students also pay fees for programs like health and dental insurance, a bus pass, and other campus services. The amount you need to pay depends on if you are taking classes full time or part time, and if you are on campus or not. The table below assumes you are on campus full-time.

Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
Student fees $741.84 $282.81 $22.50 $22.50

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

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

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
    • Two of your referees must be persons under whom you've studied. The third may be either a person whom you have worked professionally under, or under whom you've studied
  • 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 upload the following documents:

Please note that in most cases, you will need to allow one business day after paying your application fee before you are permitted to upload documents.

Preliminary Statement of Marks

  • Once you have submitted your application for admission and paid the application fee, you will be required to upload unofficial PDF copies of your academic transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended. This requirement will appear as Preliminary Statement of Marks or Additional Prelim. Statement under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.
  • The uploaded transcript can be an unofficial copy of the transcript issued by the university or college, and must include a grading key/legend.
  • All pages of a transcript must be uploaded as a single PDF document.
  • Uploaded transcripts will be considered unofficial or preliminary. Official copies of your transcripts will only be required once you have been offered admission. This requirement will appear as Post-secondary Transcript under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.

Uploading documents

Post-secondary Transcripts

If you receive an offer of admission, you will then be required to have your official post-secondary transcripts sent (by mail in a sealed envelope directly from the institution) to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.

College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room 116 Thorvaldson Building, 110 Science Place 
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5C9

  • Transcripts usually indicate the institution’s name, grading scheme (typically on back of transcript), your name, course names, numbers, credits, and the grades you have received. Depending on the country or institution, some features may not be available.
  • Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • If you are a current University of Saskatchewan student completing your undergraduate program then a letter of completion of degree requirements will be required from your college.

Proof of English language proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.

For students who are required to provide proof of English proficiency:

  • It is your responsibility to have completed an official and approved test with the appropriate score before the application deadline.
  • Tests are valid for 24 months after the testing date and must be valid at the beginning of the student's first term of registration in the graduate program.
  • Applicants will be required to upload a PDF copy of any required language test score. Uploaded test scores will be considered unofficial or preliminary.

Uploading documents

If you receive an Offer of Admission you may be required to have your official language test scores sent to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.

College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room 116 Thorvaldson Building - 110 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5C9

In addition to the above official documents, please upload the following documents:

  • 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


Graduate Admissions
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultural Studies
Campus Drive - Room 518 Arts
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5

Graduate Chair
Helena DaSilva

Program Admin Support
Nadine Penner

Application Admin Support
Ashley Taylor