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University of King's College

Master of Fine Arts in creative non-fiction (MFA)
Master of Journalism (MJ)


Master of Creative Non-Fiction

The Master of Fine Arts in creative non-fiction 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 program 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.

Master of Journalism

The Master of Journalism offered jointly by Dalhousie University and University of King’s College prepares leaders for the rapidly evolving news industry. The professional degree focuses on new methods of journalism research, new multimedia and multiplatform story forms and emerging business models. The degree has two streams: Investigative reporting and New Ventures in Journalism. Both the Investigative and New Ventures streams conclude with a professional project and both are built around a core of classes in the craft and economics of digital journalism.

Length of Program

  • MFA - typical time to complete is 2 years
  • MJ - typical time to complete is 10 months

Admission Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. A personal statement and portfolio are required.

Application Deadline

February 15 – Canadian and USA applicants
December 31 – International applicants

Contact Information

Subject Code: CRNF
Tel: 902-422-1271
Email: jour@dal.ca
Address: Office of the Registrar, Arts and Administration Building, University of King’s College, 6350 Coburg Road, Halifax NS B3T 1S6
Graduate Coordinator: Tim Currie
Graduate Coordinator Tel: 902-422-1271 ext. 187
Graduate Coordinator Email: tim.currie@dal.ca
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