University of Guelph

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Toronto, Canada
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
December 9, 2019
Application Fee: 
$110 (Canadian)
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Mahak Jain
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Dionne Brand
Fiction: Catherine Bush
Drama: Judith Thompson

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. All students are granted the Constance Rooke Scholarship, which provides a total of $12,000 in funding over two years. Students are also considered for the McClelland & Stewart Scholarship, the Edward Y. Morwick Scholarship, and Board of Graduate Research Scholarships.

Students can also pursue opportunities to tutor at the writing center or teach creative writing to public school students.

Other Features: 

The program offers concentrations in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama.

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