Dalhousie University

Master On Campus
12 months
17741 CAD/year
10235 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction offered jointly by Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College is for students with an idea for a book or for aspiring authors. The Master of Journalism offered jointly by Dalhousie University and University of King’s College prepares students for the rapidly evolving news industry.



The Journalism program offered by Dalhousie University guides students through the process of transforming an idea into a polished manuscript. The degree is a combination of short intense on-campus sessions with ongoing one on one mentoring by professional non-fiction writers, and professors. This two year limited residency program consists of lectures, seminars, panels, and workshops designed to deepen the understanding of the art and craft of writing creative non-fiction.

The professional degree focuses on methods of journalism research,  and multimedia and multiplatform story forms. It delves deeply into investigative reporting practices with an emphasis on data analysis techniques. Core courses built around the craft of digital journalism further prepare students to produce a professional project by the end of the year.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Studies Honours Thesis
  • The History of Neuroscience
  • Journalism Internship
  • Foundation Year Program
  • Foundations of Journalism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details


  • February 15 – International applicants
  • June 1 – Canadian and USA applicants 




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree
  • Degree granted by university of recognized standing
  • Complete the graduate application form (online application)
  • Pay $115 application fee
  • An official academic transcript and degree certificate (if degree conferral not stated on Transcripts) for each post-secondary institution attended
  • Two academic reference letters

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17741 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17741 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    10235 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10235 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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