University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Graduate Programs
Field of Study:English Language and Literature, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,685


The Department of English offers the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in English. The program equips students to pursue advanced studies in British, Canadian, or American literature informed by a broad knowledge of literary history and by recent developments in literary criticism and cultural theory. The department is well known for its annual Canadian Literature Symposium, and its faculty is distinguished and well published. The Ontario Council on Graduate Studies (OCGS), has consistently awarded the department the council's highest rating.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    A master's degree in English literature, or the equivalent, with at least high second class standing (B+), is required. A 500-word statement describing specific interest in the program is required with the application.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 650] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 8.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 114-115]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio
    Two recommendation letters, letter of intent (500 words), writing sample (required for thesis option only): clean copy of an essay written for a Master's-level course in English literature, and official transcripts of all universities attended are required.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 13, 2022