Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Entry into the M.F.A. in Writing requires a four-year Bachelor's degree and a strong portfolio of writing. In exceptional cases, applicants without the degree may enter the program on a probationary basis: equivalency will be judged on previous participation in reputable workshops such as those offered by the Banff School of Fine Arts, the Sage Hill Writing Experience, and the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild; on relevant work experience; and on substantial publication.
- a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study
- 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)
- Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English. See the College of Graduate Studies and Research Academic Information and Policies in this Catalogue for more information
- a completed online application, the application fee, and all supporting application documents. Application requirements, instructions and deadlines can be found on the department website.
Students must maintain continuous registration in WRIT 994.0.
- GSR 960.0
- GSR 961.0 if research involves human subjects
- GSR 962.0 if research involves animal subjects
- Four Workshop courses (12 credit units):
- WRIT 800.3
- WRIT 801.3
- WRIT 802.3
- WRIT 803.3
- One elective 800-level (or, where approved, a senior level undergraduate) course (3 credit units)
- WRIT 990.0: The Profession of Writing
- WRIT 994.0: Major Work/ Thesis
- complete thesis and successful oral thesis defence