Queen's University - School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
Gordon Hall, Room 425
Kingston, ON
Canada K7L 3N6


Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: English Language and Literature, General
Description The English Department at Queen's University is a professionally oriented research department whose faculty members are distinguished by both scholarly prowess and teaching excellence. Students in the MA and the PhD programs take courses that involve a wide range of critical methodologies, historical periods, and literary genres; they also take a pedagogical and professional skills course that ranges from academic counselling to grant applications to mentoring undergraduate students. Queen's English students have superb success rates in national scholarship competitions and in securing tenure-track positions upon graduation.
Website: English at Queen's University - School of Graduate Studies
Areas of Research: Medieval Literature, Renaissance Literature, Restoration & 18-Century Literature, Romantic Literature, Victorian Literature, Modernist Literature, American Literature, Canadian Literature, Postcolonial Studies, Literary Theory, Gender Studies
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:

Cost per year includes tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 627] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 109]

If English is not your native language, you will need a total TOEFL score of at least 627 (paper-based), or 109 (Internet-based) as well as a TOEFL Test of Written English section score of 6.0 (paper-based) or 30 (Internet-based) to be permitted to apply to our graduate program.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Applicants are required to have an MA degree with minimum average of A- (3.7/4.3 GPA). Favoured applicants will have a well-balanced selection of courses in English literature from the medieval period to the present, and in literary theory.

* 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: October 24, 2017