What will I learn?

Graduate students may specialize in various sub-fields in literature, linguistics or francophone culture. It is also possible to carry out graduate studies in applied linguistics as related to the teaching of second languages. The French Department at Dalhousie believes strongly that acquiring teaching experience is a normal part of a graduate student’s training, and consequently MA students are generally offered teaching assistantships, while PhD students may be assigned a number of lectureships in the course of their studies.

Research Areas

  • French and Francophone Literature and Linguistics
  • Semiotics
  • Cultural Studies
  • French as a Second Language

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
CAD$10,794.12 (US$ 8,725) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022


Dalhousie University

Studley Campus,

Henry Hicks Academic Admin Building, Room 130, 6299 South Street, PO Box 15000,


Nova Scotia (NS),

B3H 4R2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Completion of a minimum of a four-year DDS (or equivalent) from a university-based dental institution with a minimum overall average equivalent of A- (85%). English language requirement: computer-based TOEFL minimum of 100; IELTS score minimum of 7.5.

For international students

Student must have:

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B average) in the last 60 credit hours of study
  • Degree granted by university of recognized standing
  • Students must also have a minimum average of B+ and must possess a high level of proficiency in French.

English language requirement:

  • Internet-based TOEFL (Academic iBT): 92
  • MELAB: 85
  • IELTS: 7
  • CAEL: 70 with no band score lower than 60
  • Dalhousie College of Continuing Education (CCE): A-
  • Pearson English Test PTE Academic: overall score of 65 and nothing below 54

The application deadline for September admission is April 01.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.