How to Apply
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE is FEBRUARY 15th, 2013 (for May enrollment)
Application packages must include the following materials:
- SFU Graduate Application Form. Go to On Line Application. The university requires a $90 fee for all students applying to its graduate programs.
- Three (3) letters of reference. Letters must be in sealed, signed envelopes. These letters can come from former professors, if the applicant is a relatively recent graduate, but also from principals, department heads and colleagues. Letters of reference should assess the applicant's ability to do well in and complete an MA in English. Referees may comment upon the applicant's aptitude for advanced English studies, his or her enthusiasm for literature, intelligence, verbal skills, maturity, and work habits. They may want to speak to the applicant's initiative in taking up leadership roles in the study of English in his or her schools and professional development activities.
- Transcripts of all previous post-secondary studies. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required to be considered for admission to MATE. Transcripts must be in sealed envelopes which bear a university seal. One copy only of each transcript.
- Applicants must submit a concise statement (1-2 pages) about their intended course of studies, their aptitudes, and their interests in graduate work in English.
Application packages MUST BE COMPLETE when submitted. Incomplete application packages will NOT be reviewed.
Send applications to:
Masters of Arts for Teachers of English
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
SFU Surrey Campus
250-13450 102 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3T 0A3