- The normal requirement for admission to the Ph.D. program is a master’s degree (or its equivalent) with at least high honours standing in Canadian Studies or one of the disciplines represented in the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies in the School for the Study of Canada/École d'études canadiennes at Trent University (hereafter the Frost Centre). Applicants should note, however, that meeting the admission requirement does not guarantee admission to the program. Review of the competitive selection process indicates that students with a Grade Point Average (GPA) below 10.0 (A-) in their master’s program are generally not recommended for admission to the doctoral program. Students applying on the basis of a master’s degree from disciplines not represented in the School or the Frost Centre will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may, if admitted, be required to take additional courses as part of their program.
Selection of courses, fields and program
- Before completing registration all incoming students must meet with the Director of the Frost Centre, as applicable, to finalize course selection and to discuss fields and comprehensive examinations. On admission each student will have been assigned a program supervisor from among the faculty of the Frost Centre. New students are strongly encouraged to meet with their program supervisor early in their first term of studies to further discuss their fields of concentration and comprehensive examinations.