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Students are admitted under the general regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applications must be submitted through the School of Graduate Studies online application website https://apply.sgs.utoronto.ca. Their dossier must include the following documents: one copy of the official transcript in a sealed envelope, two academic letters of recommendation, a specimen of written work in French done as part of the undergraduate degree and a Letter of Intent in French indicating whether they intend the M.A. to be a final degree or whether they intend to proceed subsequently to the Ph.D. They must also meet the following requirements:
1. B+ average standing or better, with at least B+ in French.
2. Linguistic competence in French.
3. Concentration in French literature and/or linguistics [a minimum of seven full courses, or equivalent, in French]. A minimum of five of the seven full courses, or equivalent, should be in the proposed area of study (i.e. literature or linguistics).
A B+ average does not automatically lead to admission. Each dossier is studied by the Admissions Committee, which takes into account all relevant factors.
The Department may offer direct admission (from the B.A.) to a Ph.D. program to exceptionally qualified applicants.
The M.A. program is both a self-contained program and the first stage towards doctoral studies. It has two objectives: to allow the student to develop a thorough knowledge of the discipline through a program of course work in literary studies or linguistics; to develop an aptitude for research. It is a twelve-month program. At the beginning of his/her course of study the student will meet with either the Associate Chair or Coordinator, Graduate Admissions and Funding, in order to determine course selection with a view to ensuring that the student has a well-rounded program and, taken in conjunction with the undergraduate degree, has a broad knowledge of the discipline.
Essays for half-courses are to be between 3500 and 5000 words in length.
For more details on French Graduate Studies, please contact the Administrative Assistant for Graduate Studies (416-926-2307) or consult the website at www.french.utoronto.ca/graduate
Considérant que rien de ce qui touche la langue française ne lui est étranger, la revue Arborescences se veut un espace de réflexion sur les enjeux actuels des études françaises aussi bien en littérature, en linguistique qu’en didactique.
French Studies at the University of Toronto 1853-1993