Program Overview

The degree may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Students may begin the program in term one of the Winter Session (September).

The Master of Arts in Children’s Literature is awarded on the completion of 30 credits of work, including 24 credits of course work and a six-credit thesis. Twenty-four credits of coursework are taken from approved courses in various genres and topics of children’s and young adult literature and media, writing and publishing for children, and courses germane to children’s literature within the departments and across the University.

The six-credit required thesis is developed according to the disciplinary perspective of the department in which the supervisor is situated, i.e., the thesis may be a literary study, a creative writing thesis, a research project involving children and books in the classroom or library, etc. The committee includes the supervisor and two thesis committee members from at least two out of the four departments in the program.


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