Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism


Applications to the program are accepted once per year, for Fall admission. Applications open in October and the deadline to apply is January 15th. In the weeks following, applications are reviewed and candidates are recommended by the programs' Graduate Studies Committee. Admission results are sent in late March. Late applications will be considered if spaces remain. 

Applications are to be submitted electronically through the online Western Graduate Application:

online application

MASTER'S PROGRAM Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the M.A. program, applicants must possess:

DOCTORAL PROGRAM Admission Requirements

For admission to the Doctoral program, applicants must possess:

General Application Requirements

Program-specific application requirements include:

*Proof of proficiency in English - Applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of their proficiency in English with either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or other test score for English proficiency. TOEFL waivers may be granted if the applicant studied in an English-speaking country for at least two years (as determined by the program). Minimum acceptable test scores can be found here. Applicants must have testing service send score electronically to Western.

Generally, if you are not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada you must obtain a study permit in order to study in Canada. More information can be found on the International Student Centre web site.