MA in Translation Studies or equivalent, with a minimum average of B+ (75%). Applicants are required to submit a one- or two-page summary of their proposed research project. Applicants are also required to respond to a questionnaire concerning their background preparation.
Students with a master's containing a translation component but which is not equivalent to a master's in translation studies may be considered for admission at the master's level, with the possibility of transferring into the doctoral program after four courses, if they obtain an average of A- (80%).
Students registered in the master's program in Translation Studies at the University of Ottawa who have obtained excellent results may exceptionally be admitted into the doctoral program without a master's thesis. Please note that the minimal admission average requirements for the doctoral program must also be met. To take advantage of this option, they must: a) obtain A- average in six master's courses, and b)submit a major research paper of about 30 pages (TRA7998). This paper will be evaluated for research potential by a committee consisting of at least two members of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS). Admission will be dependent on the availability of a thesis supervisor in the applicant's area of research interest.
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 (85%) 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.
Students must meet one of the following requirements:
- Proficiency in English and French. Knowledge of a third language will be an asset.
- Proficiency in English and another language. In this case, a good passive knowledge of French is required.
- Proficiency in French and another language. In this case, a good passive knowledge of English is required.
The School of Translation and Interpretation (STI) reserves the right to test the linguistic knowledge of applicants.
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.
To find the application deadline, please check the “program-specific requirements” under Application Procedures and Information at the following address: www.grad.uottawa.ca/apply.
Collaborative Program in Canadian Studies at the PhD Level
The School of Translation and Interpretation is a participating unit in the Collaborative program in Canadian Studies at the PhD level. This program has been established for students wishing to enrich their training in Translation by including an interdisciplinary component in Canadian Studies. The Canadian Studies Seminar (CDN 6910) fits into the departmental course requirements and does not add to the number of courses required for the PhD in Translation Studies.
To be admitted to the program, students must be registered in or have successfully completed at least one graduate course in history with Canadian content. The mention "Specialization in Canadian Studies" will be added to the diploma of students who pass the CDN 6910 seminar and successfully defend a thesis on a Canadian topic in Translation.
For further details, please consult the Canadian Studies website of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.