Admission eligibility

For admission into the M.A. program, applicants must have a four-year B.A. or Honours degree in French or equivalent and a cumulative, weighted grade average of at least 70% in the last two years of undergraduate study (ie. last 60 cu’s). However, applicants should note that most funding opportunities require an average of at least 80%.

Application procedures for graduate students

April 15 is the deadline to apply for September admission and to be considered for funding.  Late applications may be considered at the discretion of the department.

Applications for admission must include the following

Applicants should ensure that all of the following materials are included with their application. Missing materials will cause delays in the admission process.

  • Online application for admission
  • transcript(s) from all institutions attended
  • a non-refundable application fee of $120.00 (Canadian or equivalent US funds). While applying on-line, you may pay on-line with a Credit Card OR you may click on Alternate Payment to use one of the other options
  • three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic work (via on-line application)
  • Uploading the following supporting documents on your online application:
    • 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
    • TOEFL or equivalent test results, for students whose first language is not English. For more details, click here
    • current CV or resume


Anna McKenzie, Application Admin Support
Arts Building, Room 518
Ph: (306) 966-5488


Nadine Penner, Graduate Program Coordinator
Arts Building, Room 518
Ph: (306) 966-5797

For questions regarding admission and program, students may consult the French Graduate Chair:

French Graduate Chair

Dr. Stella Spriet

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.

All decisions regarding admission to the French M.A. program are made by the French Graduate Studies Committee. This committee determines acceptability of research and thesis topic and proposal and availability of an appropriate supervisor for the research project or thesis.