Maria Zytaruk Associate English Professor at UCalgary

Start your graduate journey

We offer a strong, established and distinctive graduate program, with two MA options (a thesis-based route and a course-based route) as well as a PhD.

The specialization is Literature in English. With all degrees, you can select a creative writing option, completing a creative thesis or research project.

Understanding graduate studies

Understanding graduate studies

Build on your previous education under the mentorship of some of the top minds in your field.

Future graduate students

Future graduate students

UCalgary's commitment to research and student success, its campus amenities and its community culture add up to a perfect setting for ambitious graduate students.

International students

International students

As an integral part of the academic environment, your success is our priority. Learn everything you need to know before you apply and attend UCalgary as an international grad student.

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The Department of English publishes two noteworthy journals, ARIEL and NōD Magazine.

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Graduate program contacts

Contact us for any questions you may have about the programs we offer in the Department of English.

Graduate Program Advisor

Ask me about graduate program advising

Lori Somner

Associate Head (Graduate Program)

Ask me about graduate degree requirements

Morgan Vanek

Creative Writing Coordinator

Ask me about the Creative Writing Program

Clara A.B. Joseph