Trinity Western University

Graduate Interdisciplinary M.A. in the Humanities (English, History, Philosophy)

Admission Requirements

Normally one of the following:

  • B.A. (Honours) or equivalent in English, History, or Philosophy;
  • a four-year B.A. degree with a major in English, History, or Philosophy (at least 42 sem. hrs.);
  • a BA degree with 24 or more senior level (300-400) semester hours in one of the above disciplines
  • B.Ed. and a major in one of the disciplines or concentrations/minors in at least two of the disciplines; or
  • a strong B.A. program in diverse Humanities disciplines.

In each case, an average of B+ in the relevant Humanities disciplines is normally required. Consideration for admission into a period of qualifying studies is given to motivated applicants whose academic or disciplinary background is not as strong or as specialized. Details regarding the amount of preparation necessary for entry into the program are determined by the program director.

In addition to B.A. requirements, applicants will be required to submit two references, all official post-secondary transcripts and, upon request, an academic writing sample.

The application for the MAIH program can be found online at

Application Deadlines

Typically students can begin in the program annually in September, January and July. The priority application deadline for July or September entry is April 1 and for January entry is November 1. Late applications are accepted as space permits.

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