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Graduate --> Program Information

For general information about admission to the University of Calgary, see the Faculty of Graduate Studies Prospective Students page.

We invite you to consider applying to the University of Calgary's graduate program in English. Our graduate program is rigorous, energetic, and lively. Our primary interest is serious scholarship, and students in our program enjoy a dynamic, engaged scholarly community with a widely respected research-driven faculty and internationally known creative-writing faculty.

Funding and Support

We provide strong support for our students through mentoring and competitive funding packages at the MA and PhD levels, with multi-year packages for PhDs. A substantial number of local scholarships and awards are available above base-line funding and we provide grants-writing training. As well, the University of Calgary supports student research and conference travel at both the MA and PhD levels. We offer Teaching Assistantships along with pedagogical training.

Departmental Strengths and Advantages

Degree requirements

Graduate Program requirements for the MA and PhD degrees are set the Department of English and by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, where students and faculty can familiarize themselves with requirements and procedures by going to the Managing My Program page or to best practices and other information for faculty. Please see also descriptions of the Creative Writing option for MA or PhD programs.

For further details  about our degree programs offered, information on supervision, funding, research, and other information for prospective and current students, please follow links on the left menu or below:

PhD Program  

MA Course-based program (with major research project) 

MA Thesis-based program


If you have questions or would like to speak to someone in your area of interest, please email Suzette Mayr, Associate Head (Graduate Program) ( or Carole Taylor, Graduate Program Administrator ( For more general information on the University of Calgary Graduate program, see the current Graduate Calendar.