MFA On Campus


University of Saskatchewan

24 months
6730 CAD/year
4260 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Writing MFA program offered at University of Saskatchewan is a two-year program. Students will normally convocate in the fall at the end of the two years. This means that the students will normally defend their theses at the end of August and/or the beginning of September


The Writing workshops are on-site only and do not have an on-line component. In both years students take a variety of courses; in the second, students also complete a thesis. The thesis can be a novel, a work of creative non-fiction, a play, a collection of poems or short stories.

Connecting with Saskatchewan’s community of writers, students at the Writing MFA program offered at University of Saskatchewan work individually with a writer based on the complementary nature of the student’s project and the writer’s own style and genre. Saskatoon provides an environment that encourages the craft of writing. From a weekly-held poetry slam to independent theatre companies, twenty-five publishers, and award winning writers, literary arts are part of the city’s lifeblood. In 2013, the MFA in Writing launched the River Volta Reading Series, a student-run reading series in the community.

Workshop Titles

Specific dates for graduate writing workshops will be added in early September.  

  •  Avoiding Plagiarism
  •  Writing Well-Organized Paragraphs
  •  Flow and Coherence in Your Writing
  •  Punctuating with Confidence
  •  Integrating Evidence into Your Writing
  •  Writing a Literature Review
  •  Writing a Thesis Proposal
  •  Structuring and Writing Your Thesis - Part 1
  •  Structuring and Writing Your Thesis - Part 2
  •  Writing an Academic Argument

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nonfiction Workshop
  • Extended Forms Capstone Workshop
  • The Profession of Writing
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a completed online application, the application fee, and all supporting application documents
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
  • a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6730 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6730 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4260 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4260 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Saskatoon

1279 - 1865 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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