- An honours BA in Translation, or an equivalent.
- Applicants who do not have an honours degree in Translation may in suitable cases be recommended by the STI for admission to a qualifying program. Such applicants are usually honours graduates in another subject field.
N.B. Honours BA implies four years of university studies.
Applications for admission are reviewed by the Graduate Studies Committee of the School of Translation and Interpretation, and must also meet the general requirements of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of the University. In addition to completing our on-line application and paying the application fee to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre, students must also assemble all relevant documentation and forward the complete application package to the director of the School of Translation and Interpretation. Applications will not be processed without the application fee and the complete file.
The STI may, at its discretion, require applicants to pass an entrance examination. The examination is compulsory for applicants to the qualifying program.
Those students whose first degree is not in Translation, and likewise, those who do not already have previous translating experience, or those whose knowledge of either English or French is inadequate, will be required to do a qualifying program of one or two sessions according to their needs, to bring them up to the level expected of graduates with an honours BA in Translation. A minimum average mark of 70 per cent (B) is required for admission to the master's program proper.
Transfer from MA to PhD
In exceptional circumstances, it is possible to transfer from the MA program at the School of Translation and Interpretation (STI) directly into the PhD program under the following conditions:
- Completion of the 3 mandatory MA courses, plus one more MA course, with a grade of A in each course;
- Completion of a 40 page research paper (TRA7998) under the supervision of a professor who is the potential PhD thesis supervisor;
- Written recommendation for transfer from the supervisor of the paper and from the Graduate Studies Committee.
The transfer must take place within sixteen months of initial registration in the master’s. Students permitted to transfer will complete a total of 8 courses (24 credits), 6 courses while registered in the master’s and 2 while registered in the PhD. Following transfer, the following requirements must be met: 2 courses (6 credits), the comprehensive exam, the thesis proposal and the thesis.