English : Admission Requirements
In addition to the application materials required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies (see Faculty Admissions), the department requires a statement of intent (not to exceed 1 typed page for MA applicants or 2 typed pages for PhD applicants), a 10-15 page typed essay demonstrating advanced literary and/or critical studies ability, and a CV. GRE scores are not specifically required, but students who have taken the exam are advised to submit the results since a high score can only strengthen their application.
International students whose first language is not English may be required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies to demonstrate competency in English (see English Language Proficiency) by providing results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language/TOEFL (with a minimum 630 on the paper-based test or 101 on the internet-based test) or the International English Language Testing System/IELTS (with an overall score of at least Band 7).