Oct 19, 2019  
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Degree of PhD (Modern Languages and Cultural Studies) [Graduate]

Over the duration of their program, students must register in and successfully complete a minimum of ★30 as follows

  • ★18 in coursework in the area of specialization approved by the Associate, Chair (Graduate)
  • MLCS 795  (individualized modules tailored to the student's professional goals)
  • MLCS 797  (academic and professional writing)
  • MLCS 798  (preparation for the comprehensive exams)
  • MLCS 799  (preparation for the candidacy exam)

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies requires that students demonstrate a general knowledge of their specialization of study by passing comprehensive exams prior to the candidacy exam. The candidacy exam is an oral defense of the thesis proposal. Students are expected to complete the candidacy exam successfully in their second year of study. The candidacy exam must be successfully completed by the end of the student's third year in the program.

In addition to the requirements listed above, students must complete a thesis.

Language Requirement

PhD students must demonstrate at least a reading knowledge of two languages other than English. Credits taken to satisfy the language requirements do not count toward the degree.

Length of Program

The time necessary to complete the requirements for the PhD depends upon the student's progress. The minimum requirement is two years of study and research in residence at the University of Alberta. The maximum time allowed to complete the program is six years.

Combined Program in MLCS and Humanities Computing

General Information—Combined Program in MLCS and Humanities Computing

The Office of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Faculty of Arts offers a two-year MA program in conjunction with existing graduate programs in the Faculty of Arts and the School of Library and Information Studies. It integrates computing and its underlying technologies with disciplines such as literature, language, and cultural studies. For specializations available to students pursuing an MA degree in MLCS and Humanities Computing see Areas of Specialization .