Applicants for admission should hold a BA Honours degree in English or equivalent.
Applicants may be required to submit a TOEFL score. The minimum score required by the Department is 630 (paper-based) or 93 (internet based). For an IBT, a minimum score of 22 in each of the 4 categories (reading skills, speaking skills, listening skills and writing skills) is required. We also accept an overall IELTS of 6.5 or higher (with no subtest score below 6.0). The English language requirement MUST be met at the time of application.
Candidates must have at least a 3.67 GPA for admission with scholarship. To determine whether your GPA meets this minimum requirement, please go to
We offer a limited number of entrance Acadia Graduate Awards valued at $9,450 to qualifying students. To be considered for this funding, you need to apply for admission to the MA program no later than February 1st. In addition, the English Department offers four other fellowships and scholarships to complement the Graduate Award.
For the application process, go to https://connect.acadiau.ca/apply/
For a complete list of supporting documents, see
The documents to be submitted include a critical writing sample of approximately ten pages, a resume/CV, and two academic reference letters. Applicants should also submit a detailed statement of research interests of about 500 words to indicate the type of research they intend to pursue at Acadia University. The purpose of the statement is to identify the intended focus of study, the media and/or genres involved, the authors of choice, and the approach.
For a list of the current fees, please see http://gradstudies.acadiau.ca/fees_funding.html
Department of English
MA program at https://english.acadiau.ca/programs/ma-in-english.html