Program

For September admission and consideration for funding opportunities, the application deadlines are as follows:

  • April 15th for international student applications
  • May 20th for domestic student applications
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 (project or thesis-based) 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 graduate admission process.

Name Research areas
Romain Chareyron"Auteur" cinema; Disability studies; Film genre; French and Francophone cinema; Youth 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
Stella Spriet17th Century; 20th Century; Daniel Mesguich; Jean Loret; french; french theatre; literature; poetry; theatre
Julio Torres-RecinosBryce Echenique; Central America; Peru; Spanish; literature
Anne-Marie WheelerFrench; Quebec; culture; feminism; gender; translation

Tuition and funding

Funding

All new MA 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 MA 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.

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, 2020 $1,420.00 CAD $2,243.60 CAD
January 1 - April 30, 2021 $1,420.00 CAD $2,243.60 CAD
May 1 - August 31, 2021 $1,420.00 CAD $2,243.60 CAD
Total per academic year $4,260.00 CAD $6,730.80 CAD

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 2020 Winter 2021Spring 2021 Summer 2021
Student fees$699.04 CAD $299.28 CAD$27.50 CAD $27.50 CAD

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% (USask 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

Before beginning your online application, be sure that you have carefully reviewed all program information and admission requirements on this page.

During the application, you'll be asked for:

  • Personal information such as your name, address, etc.
  • Contact information of your three referees
    • For your letters of recommendation, two of your referees must be academic contacts, and the third may be academic or professional
  • Your complete academic history from all previous post-secondary institutions

The application takes about 30 minutes to complete. You may save your application and return to it later.

At the end of the application, you will need to pay a non-refundable $90 application fee. 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.

Submit required documents

Once you've submitted your online application, you will have access to upload your required documents, and provide the contact information for your references. To do this, go to the "Supplemental Items & Documents" tab in your application, and upload the documents outlined below.

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/letter of intent (one to two 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 five to eight pages
  • a curriculum vitae or resume

Contact

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

Graduate Chair
Marie-Diane Clarke
Email: mariediane.clarke@usask.ca

Application Admin Support
Ashley Taylor
Email: asg.gradapplications@usask.ca

Program Admin Support
Nadine Penner
Email: asg.graduateprograms@usask.ca