University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies, 2-29 Triffo Hall
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E1

Comparative Literature

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Comparative Literature
Description The Comparative Literature Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies and offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature. The Comparative Literature Program offers an area of specialization in Spanish and Latin American Studies in conjunction with the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies. Entrance requirements, financial assistance and application procedures are through the Comparative Literature Program, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies.
Website: Comparative Literature at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Areas of Research: Comparative History of World Literatures (Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America); Esthetics; Literary Genres; Literary Periods; Literary Theory; Literature and the Arts; Popular Literature and Culture.
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

Applicants may also take a PTE with a minimum score of 59 in order to prove their English proficiency.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Transcripts and a writing sample of 10-15 pages is also required.

* 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.

Last Updated: July 18, 2015