Candidates for this degree are accepted under the general regulations of the School of Graduate Studies provided that they also satisfy the Centre for Comparative Literature's requirements stated below. In all cases, their programs must be approved by the Centre. Admission to the M.A. program requires a four-year University of Toronto bachelor's degree, or its equivalent from a recognized university, that includes courses in literature and languages with an average grade of at least B+ in the applicant's overall program. Applicants to the M.A. program must demonstrate experience in the study of two literatures in the original languages at the undergraduate level and an ability to work at the graduate level in at least one language other than English.
Admission to the Ph.D. program requires a University of Toronto master's degree, or its equivalent from a recognized university, with an average grade of at least A-. Normally, the master's degree will be in Comparative Literature; however, students with a master's degree in a humanities discipline involving literary studies, especially specific language and literature programs, will also be considered. Applicants must demonstrate an ability to do advanced research in two languages other than English.