Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism

Program Information

The Master's and PhD programs in Theory and Criticism differ in terms of program duration and the length and breadth of the research component.

Master's Program

A two year program that involves course work, a language requirement, and a thesis.

Courses

Students are required to take six half-courses (or their equivalent) over a period of two years. Learn More

Language Requirement

Students must demonstrate a reading knowledge of at least one language other than English that is relevant to their research.  Learn More 

Thesis

Each M.A. student is required to write a thesis: a formal statement of the theory, source materials, methodology, and findings of a student's major research project. Learn More

Doctoral Program

Requires the completion of course work, language requirement, two qualifying examinations, and a dissertation.  Normal time to completion is four years.

Courses

Students are required to take six half-courses (or their equivalent) over a period of two years. Learn More

Language Requirement

Students must demonstrate a reading knowledge of at least one language other than English that is relevant to their research.  Learn More 

Qualifying Exmainations

Ph.D. candidates are required to pass the Core Examination and Field Study before proceeding to the doctoral dissertation. Learn More

Dissertation

Each Doctoral student is required to write a dissertation: a formal statement of the theory, source materials, methodology, and findings of a student's major research project. Learn More