Of all the feedback we receive here in the Department of English, students consistently report that they are attracted to Dalhousie’s Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy programs in English Literature because of the research and teaching strength of its faculty combined with the intimacy and collegiality of the Department.
Our graduate programs are small and select: we take in about 15 MA students per year, and only about four new doctoral students. There are up to 30 current graduate students with workspace in the Department in any one year. About 19 of them take our graduate seminars, of which we currently offer five in the Fall and five in the Winter. Our seminars are collegial and students preparing for qualifying examinations or writing theses can have close contact with supervisors.
Students are encouraged to pursue their scholarly interests in-depth and with a high level of professionalism, while given every advantage to excel in their chosen fields.