University of Guelph

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Toronto, Canada
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
December 2, 2024
Application Fee: 
$150 (Canadian)
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Libby Johnstone
Core Faculty Includes: 

Catherine Bush, Kevin Connolly, Carrianne Leung, Canisia Lubrin, Kyo Maclear, Judith Thompson, Blain Watters, Michael Winter

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. All students are granted the Constance Rooke Scholarship, which provides a total of $8,000 in funding over two years. Students are also considered for the McClelland & Stewart Scholarship, the Edward Y. Morwick Scholarship, Graduate Tuition Scholarships of varying amounts, and Board of Graduate Research Scholarships.

Students can also pursue opportunities to tutor at the Humber Writing Centre, teach creative writing to public school students, TA in creative writing classes at the University of Guelph, and teach creative writing at Guelph-Humber University Continuing Ed.

Other Features: 

The program offers concentrations in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama/screenwriting, and hybrid/mixed genres.

The program hosts a reading series, professional panels, semester-long mentorships, and master classes at the Toronto International Festival of Authors. A teaching practicum is also offered in downtown Toronto schools through the Parkdale Project.