The application deadline is February 1st . Late applications will be considered if places remain available. To apply please visit the Graduate Studies website.
To be considered for admission, students must have a high standing in a completed Honours degree, aptitude for interdisciplinary study, and an appropriate area of intellectual interest. It is expected that students coming into the Program will already have a good background in some area(s) of critical theory, such as Frankfurt School theory, continental philosophy, feminist and/or queer theory, psychoanalytic theory, cultural theory, communications theory, political theory, literary theory, and/or social theory. Potential applicants should review our course descriptions for more details about the Program's areas of theoretical concentration. It is also recommended that potential applicants review the list of completed M.A. theses. The Graduate Programs Selection Committees will begin their selection process in the weeks following the application submission date of February 1. All applications received after this date will be accepted and considered for funding until all available positions/spaces are filled in the individual programs. Because of the limited spaces available in the Cultural Studies M.A. Program, students are encouraged to apply by the recommended deadline.
- A 4 year Bachelor's degree: (or equivalent from a recognized university) closely related to field of study in which you are applying. Education credentials obtained outside of Canada will be assessed for equivalency with a Trent University degree.
- High academic average: of at least an upper second-class standing (B+/77%) in the work of the last 10 full academic credits or the last two years undergraduate study( full-time equivalent).
- Proficiency in English: usage, both written and oral, is essential to pursue graduate studies at Trent University. Applicants whose primary language is not English and who completed their previous university education in a language other than English, must provide proof of proficiency in English before admission. For more detailed information on the language requirement visit the Required Documents page.
Plan of Study
Your plan of study should indicate
- your area of interest
- what course work or other relevant work you have done in this area
- what works of literature and scholarship have influenced your decision to pursue studies this area
- what course work or other work you have done which has prepared you
Your writing sample should consist of a piece of academic writing, in most cases a university course essay of 10-20 pages, on a topic relevant to your proposed studies. Writing samples must be submitted electronically by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Preferred format is PDF. Please indicate in the subject line of your email: student name and program choice. Hard copies will not be accepted.
For further information on applying to graduate programs at Trent University see How Do I Apply.