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French Studies - MA at Waterloo

Program information

Department/School French Studies
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Admit term(s)

Fall (September - December)

Winter (January - April)

Application and document submission deadline(s)

February 1 (for admission in September)

July 1 (for admission in January of the following year)

Delivery mode On-campus
Program type Master's, Research
Length of program

12 months (full-time)*

Registration option(s) Full-time, Part-time
Study option(s) Thesis, Master's Research Paper, Coursework

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    Due to funding restrictions, the Faculty of Arts is currently limiting the number of international students we can admit. Please contact the department's Associate Chair, Graduate Studies prior to applying to discuss your interest in this program.

    What does it take to get in?

    Minimum admission requirements

    • Applicants who have completed an undergraduate program in French with a cumulative average of 75% in a recognized four-year Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program in a Canadian university (or its equivalent) may be admitted to the program.


    Application materials

    • Writing Sample 
    • Resume
    • Transcripts
    • References
      • Three references are required; at least two academic
    • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable.
      • TOEFL 90 (writing 25, speaking 25), IELTS 7.0 (writing 6.5, speaking 6.5)

    How much will it cost?

    What can you expect at Waterloo?

    This program page is effective September 2023; it will be updated annually.  Any changes to the program page following this date will be indicated with a notation. *Edited December 2023

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    Program Contact

    Scarlett van Berkel at
    519-888-4567, ext. 41595