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YORK UNIVERSITY - [YU], TORONTO, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Toronto, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1959Established Year
  52300Enrollment

Master of Arts [M.A] (English)

 1 year
 24 Credits
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

$ 14,118 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Master of Arts in English at York University is offered as a 1-year (3 consecutive terms) program.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on both a full-time (funded) and part-time (unfunded) basis.
  • The program is consists of course work or major research paper or thesis.
  • Students have to successfully complete the 24 credits for this course.
  • In this program, 6 credits maximum may be taken outside of the program in English and 6 credits maximum may be taken as directed reading courses.
  • There are three ways of earning a MA degree in English:
    • Courses only: greatest exposure to a rich diversity of ideas, literature, and theories. The most amount of practice writing conference and article-length research papers.
    • Courses (18 cr) + MRP (6 cr): exposure to diversity with a sustained focus on a critical research topic. The MRP requires an approved proposal, faculty supervisor, two faculty assessors, and is approximately 60 pages in length.
    • Courses (12 cr) + formal Thesis (12 cr):
      most focused, but also most formal. The MA Thesis is over 100 pages in length, requires an approved proposal, faculty supervisor, and formal oral defence in front of a committee and external examiner.
  • The Graduate Program in English at York University is pleased to offer Canada’s first Graduate Diploma in World Literature, which can be pursued in concert with students MA or PhD degree.
  • Studying here is about pursuing relevant issues and creative ideas through engagement with the material, the professors, and peers, collaboratively, and supportively.
  • The community of scholars works within and across programs to engage interdisciplinarity much more deeply and significantly. 
  • Strong disciplinary knowledge and dynamic interdisciplinary acumen work to provide critical thinking, speaking, writing, and researching skills necessary for leadership both inside and outside of the Academy.
  • The average salary of the program goes up to 48,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration1 year
Total Credits24
Fees$ 15,272 for 1 year or 24 Credits Program
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
ExamsGRE
Program Urlhttps://futurestudents.yorku.ca/graduate/programs/english

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must have an undergraduate honours degree in English or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • A GPA of at least 3.33 (B+ grade) out of 4.33 in English and Humanities courses in the last two years of study is required to be eligible for the program.

Indian Student Eligibility

Indian students are eligible to apply if they have any one of the following certificates:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a master's degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a 3-year UG degree from an accredited institution.

Submission of GRE scores is compulsory for this program, however, it is recommended to submit a minimum 300+ score for a better chance of admission.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

The above requirements are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will consider all evidence in the file and decide. To know more about the requirem…. Read More


Required Document List

Following Documents are required to attend this program:

  • Online application form: Students have to submit an online application form at the official website.
  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Statement of Purpose: An essay or other written statement written by the student.
  • Academic Documents: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Sample of written work: Student has to write something interesting as their sample essay in the application form.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

Fall
Jan 15


Scores Required

100 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

7.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

309 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1
Tuition fees$14118
Health insurance$540
Other fees$614
Total fees$15272

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 4,441
Food$ 3,750

Ranking

QS World University 2020

Ranked #251/ 300

Language [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • A Student VISA authorizes students to study in Canada legally.
  • International students will receive their Study Permits in the form of a paper document which will usually be attached to the passport at the Canadian port of entry.
  • Temporary Resident Visas (TRVs), commonly called Entry Visas, are to be obtained by foreign nationals who require visas to enter Canada, while Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) allows foreign nationals from visa-exempted countries to enter Canada without a visa.

Work Study

Eligibility:

  • The student must have a valid study permit for the period of employment.
  • He/She should meet the specific skills and experience requirements set by the sponsoring department.

Restrictions:

  • All students are permitted to accept one Work-Study position only per program period.
  • Non-degree students (i.e. visiting students, students on a LOP) are not eligible for Work-Study.
  • Students are not eligible to hold a work-study position in the same term in which they are holding an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (or equivalent).

Salary Rate:

  • Hourly rates vary with the nature of the job, the scope of responsibilities and work experience.
  • The salary range will be indicated on the job posting and/or students will be advised by the employer during the interview.
  • Work/study students are paid by their hiring department through York's payroll system.
  • Student Financial Services does not pay students and cannot make adjustments to pay.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Editor
  • Digital copywriter
  • Editorial assistant
  • English as a foreign language teacher
  • Lexicographer
  • Magazine journalist
  • Newspaper journalist



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