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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
October 21, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Degree Requirements

All Masterís students must maintain a satisfactory academic standing as required by the general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Students must develop their programs in consultation with the Graduate Director. The Graduate Director must approve the studentís program of study in all cases.

Students registered in the CAST program may choose a Coursework Option or a Major Research Paper Option but in all cases they must take courses in at least two of the three fields.

All courses in the program are organized as seminars and include a significant research and presentation component.  However, CQ650 Directed Studies may, at the discretion of the instructor, differ in form and content.  In each of the core and elective courses, students are required to complete at least one substantial research paper.  There are no formal examinations in CAST courses. Assessment and evaluation of student work is completed by individual instructors in the courses students take.

Students normally choose their courses from those offered by the CAST program at Wilfrid Laurier University. However, if given approval by the Program Director and the Dean of Graduate Studies, one course may be taken from the Masterís program of another program at Wilfrid Laurier University and one may be taken at another recognized university under the Ontario Visiting Graduate Student Plan.

Duration of Program of Study

Normally the MA program will be completed within two to three terms by full-time registered students in the course work stream. Students who elect the major research paper option will be expected to complete the research requirements, including all suggested revisions to the paper, within twelve months.  Permission of the Program Director will be required to take more than four half credit courses besides the colloquium in a single term.

Students requesting an extension will be expected to complete all requirements by the end of the following fall term. Students given permission to complete their requirements part-time will be expected to complete all course work within two years.