University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
115 Séraphin Marion Street
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1N 6N5

English - Canadian Studies

Program Information
Faculty: Graduate Programs
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: English Language and Literature, General
Description The Department of English offers the degree of Doctor of philosophy in English. The program equips students to pursue advanced studies in British, Canadian, or American literature informed by a broad knowledge of literary history and by recent developments in literary criticism and cultural theory. The department is well known for its annual Canadian Literature Symposium, and its faculty is distinguished and well published. The Ontario Council on Graduate Studies (OCGS) has consistently awarded the department the council's highest rating. The Department of English is a participating unit in the collaborative program in Canadian Studies at the PhD level. This program has been established for students wishing to include an interdisciplinary component in Canadian studies as part of their degree in English.
Website: English - Canadian Studies at University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75 to 75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 650] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 114-115] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 8.0]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
To be admitted to the program, students must be registered in or have successfully completed at least one graduate course in English with Canadian content. The mention "Specialization in Canadian Studies" will be added to the diploma of students who pass the CDN 6910 Seminar and successfully defend a thesis on a Canadian topic in English. For further details, please consult the Canadian Studies Website of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.
* 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: August 17, 2018