More About the Pre-MA Program

Pre-MA students who wish to enter the MA program must submit to the Faculty of Graduate Studies an “Application for Admission to Faculty of Graduate Studies” form complete with letters of recommendation from two current English professors prior to the departmental deadline.

Application Deadline

The deadlines for applications to be received in the Department of English, complete with all supporting documentation are:

  • June 1st for Canadian and US applicants
  • March 1st for International applicants.

Late applications will not be considered. 

Application Procedures

Students are required to submit the following materials in support of their online application for graduate studies at the University of Manitoba:

  • A complete Application For Admission Form and Application Fee ($100);
  • All official transcripts;
  • Copy of birth certificate or passport;
  • Notarized copy of marriage certificate or of other official evidence indicating name change (if applicable);
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation, preferably from professors under whom the student has previously worked (to be submitted directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies by the letter writer);
  • A sample of the student's scholarly / critical writing, and, if applying for the creative thesis option, a portfolio of creative work.

More information regarding Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba can be found at the Faculty of Graduate Studies web site.

E-mail inquiries regarding graduate studies in English may be directed to


Detailed program requirements and regulations may be found in the Supplemental Regulations on the FGS website here.