Creative Writing, Master | University of Guelph | Toronto, Canada
24 months
15332 CAD/year
6412 CAD/year
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The Creative Writing program of University of Guelph is structured to nurture and support diverse voices and wide imaginaries.


Key facts

The Creative Writing program of University of Guelph recognize the power of language to summon a different world. Defining characteristics include the plenary courses, the participation of a range of writers from Canada and abroad, individual mentorships, class visits from professionals, and alliances with cultural organizations in the Toronto area.

Required courses: three workshops, two reading-based plenary courses, an individual mentorship with a professional writer, and a book-length thesis project. Workshops: creative non-fiction, drama, fiction, poetry, writing the decolonial, and hybrid forms and mixed-mode narratives.

Are you interested in:

  • Literary creation within a specific
  • genre or across genres
  • Dramatic creation
  •  Writing pedagogy

Career opportunities

  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Publishing
  • Any profession that requires highly sophisticated language and narrative skills

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Plenary Course: Writers on Writing
  • Plenary Course: Writers in the World
  • Poetry Workshop
  • Fiction Workshop
  • Writing the Decolonial-Fiction
  • Hybrid Forms and Mixed-Mode Narratives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
B (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree in an honours program, or equivalent, from a recognized degree-granting institution. No requirement as to the discipline in which the degree was earned.
  • An average standing of at least second-class honours (B-) in last four semesters of study.
  • A limited number of students may be admitted to the MFA without having satisfied the degree requirements and/or academic standing requirement set out above.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15332 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7666 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    6412 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3206 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

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