Admission Requirements

Master of Journalism

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university, with an average minimum grade of B or better. International students must meet the same criteria as Canadian students. The Journalism Admissions Committee takes into account the applicant's academic record, published articles and media files, extracurricular activities, and other evidence of interest in journalism.  Previous journalism experience is not essential.

Applicants with an undergraduate degree in journalism, or deep experience as a working journalist, can apply to join the MJ program in January of the first year.  Applicants who do not have a Bachelor of Journalism degree, but who have a degree in another discipline and extensive experience working as a journalist may be admitted using a prior learning assessment process.  

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction

Applicants must have obtained an undergraduate degree -normally an honours degree- in any discipline with an average grade of B or better, and must submit a portfolio of nonfiction writing with their application. Prospective students should include with their submission a description of the idea or ideas they want to pursue as their major creative nonfiction project.

A prior learning assessment process will be available for the few otherwise outstanding applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree or whose degree is more than 10 years old and whose average grade in that degree was not B or better.