University of King's College
Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction (MFA)
Master of Journalism (MJ)
Master of Creative Nonfiction
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 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 the University of King’s College prepares students to tell in-depth, evidence-based stories to the public. The first part of this professional program gives students research, interviewing and storytelling skills to report in audio, video and text. Students gain further experience reporting news for digital platforms. The program then takes a deeper dive into advanced public records research, visual storytelling skills and data skills. By the end of the second year, students will have produced a longform, research-intensive professional project on a particular topic. Graduates of the program will have the practical skills, ethical foundation and understanding of the media environment to work in a newsroom - or any field that involves journalistic skills.
Applicants must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. A personal statement and portfolio are required.
December 31 – International applicants
February 28 – Canadian applicants
MJ (September entry)
February 15 – Canadian and international applicants (early deadline)
April 1 – International applicants
June 1 – Canadian applicants
MJ (January entry)
August 31 – International applicants
October 31 – Canadian applicants
|Address:||Office of the Registrar, Arts and Administration Building, University of King’s College, 6350 Coburg Road, Halifax NS B3T 1S6
|Graduate Coordinator:||Pauline Dakin|
|Graduate Coordinator Tel:||902-422-1271 ext. 144|
|Graduate Coordinator Email:||Pauline.Dakin@ukings.ca|
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