Graduate Studies

The M.A. Program in English

The University of Regina Department of English is a medium-sized department offering courses and research opportunities in most areas of English, American, and Canadian literatures. The size of its student body ensures that students have ample opportunity for intellectual discussion with their peers, but also the close contact with faculty members that larger institutions are unable to provide. The Department currently offers three routes for the M.A. in English:

  1. Course-based
  2. Thesis-based (literature)  
  3. Thesis-based (creative writing)

The course M.A. (ten courses) provides an opportunity to achieve a breadth of knowledge in many areas of English literature.  The thesis M.A. (five courses plus thesis—either academic or creative writing) provides an opportunity to do in-depth research, and an extended piece of writing, on one area of English literature.  Because the Master's degree is normally the highest offered in the Department of English at the University of Regina (but see Special Case Ph.D.), the Department can offer the kind of close support of Master's students and high-priority supervision of Master's theses sometimes not available in departments with doctoral programs. Both the thesis and course M.A. offer students excellent preparation for graduate studies at the doctoral level, or for jobs and careers in English.

The M.A. in Creative Writing consists of five courses: AT LEAST TWO GRADUATE COURSES IN CREATIVE WRITING MUST BE TAKEN, plus an additional three graduate courses in English Literature or theory; and a creative thesis with a critical/ theoretical introduction.

Special Case Ph. D

There is provision for a Special Case Ph.D. program in the English Department. The program may be outlined thus: a series of three research projects leading to the production of three papers; the examination of these papers, including their presentation in open seminars; a critical theory pro-seminar; the satisfaction of a language requirement; and the writing of a doctoral dissertation.