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Fall 2023 Graduate Course Listings 

School of English and Theatre Studies Graduate Degrees


MA English at the University of Guelph

The MA in English at Guelph is designed to provide students with an intensive introduction to graduate-level work in English studies within a flexible program. Students can draw on the School’s strengths in the following fields: Colonial, Postcolonial, and Diasporic Studies; Canadian Literature; Early Modern Studies; Media, Technology and Literacy in the Humanities; Studies in Performance and Politics; Sexuality and Gender Studies; Transnational Nineteenth-Century Studies. Students can also pursue a wide range of research topics in consultation with faculty members actively engaged with the literatures of different historical periods and geographical locations, and with current debates in such areas as critical theory, cultural studies, and gender studies. LEARN MORE...


Theater Studies MA at the University of Guelph

The Master of Arts Degree in Theatre Studies is a research-based degree that offers students the opportunity to work with award-winning theatre scholars and practitioners. The program provides an integrated graduate education that applies several dynamic approaches to theatre studies that merge theory and practice and aims to prepare students for both doctoral-level study and careers in the academy, and for a broad range of careers related to the performing arts. The program builds on the expertise of its award-winning faculty and on Guelph’s extensive Trellis Tri-University Library holdings. Through its courses and the readily available supervision that a relatively small enrolment permits, and through its final projects (thesis or research paper), the Theatre Studies MA Program encourages independent research and self-learning, and is strongly research-oriented as opposed to providing graduate-level training in theatre practice.  LEARN MORE...

PhD Program: Literary Studies/Theatre Studies

PhD Arts Program at the University of Guelph

The PhD program in Literary Studies/Theatre Studies provides an opportunity for a doctoral study that is unique in Canada and builds on the expertise of nearly fifty faculty members, who provide graduate students with an impressive range of scholarship, approaches, and research achievements.  LEARN MORE..

MFA Creative Writing

MFA Creative Writing at the University of Guelph

The University of Guelph offers the only MFA program in Canada east of the Rockies. Based at the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto, this innovative program with stellar faculty address fiction, poetry, drama, and creative non-fiction. The program features plenary courses on "Writers on Writing" and "Writers in the World", the participation of a wide range of well-established writers from Canada and abroad, and alliances with a number of cultural organizations in the Toronto area.      LEARN MORE...


School of English and Theatre Studies Graduate Faculty Research and Areas of Specialization