University of Guelph

MFA Program

Toronto, Canada
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Application Deadline: 
December 5, 2016
Application Fee: 
$110 (Canadian)
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Mahak Jain
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Dionne Brand
Fiction: Catherine Bush

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

All admitted students receive the Constance Rooke Scholarship. The program also awards the McClelland & Stewart Scholarship, the Constance Rooke/HarperCollins Scholarship, the Edward Y. Morwick Scholarship, and Board of Graduate Research Scholarships. The program offers writing center tutoring positions and the opportunity to teach creative writing to pubic school students.

Other Features: 

Coursework is also offered in drama; the faculty includes Judith Thompson.

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