Although the MFA is a terminal degree, some graduates go on to further study in Ph D programs in the US, UK and Australia.
The Optional-Residency MFA is particularly well suited to teachers: our teacher-students have been able to gain an advanced degree while continuing their careers. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees.
Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the UBC Board of Governors.
The MFA granted to distance students is the same degree as granted to on-campus students, and the same criteria of excellence in multiple genres of study apply.
UBC's Optional-Residency (Distance) MFA was the first distance education MFA program in Canada and remains the only full MFA which can be taken completely online.Transcript Deadline Deadline to upload scans of official transcripts through the applicant portal in support of a submitted application.Information for accessing the applicant portal will be provided after submitting an online application for admission.This session is open to participants interested in different programs across all faculties at UBC.Please note that we will not be able to provide answers to questions regarding application or admissions policies or any that involve specific personal information.Learn about the application process, and general academic and admissions requirements.Develop a timeline for meeting deadlines, scheduling language tests, getting your documents ready, and reaching out to letter writers and supervisors.Referee Deadline Deadline for the referees identified in the application for admission to submit references. Graduates of the MFA program have found success in varied fields related to writing and communication.The MFA qualifies graduates for teaching at the university level and many graduates have gone on to teach at colleges and universities in Canada, the United States and overseas as well as holding writing residencies. Others go on to work in publishing, and graduates have become book and magazine editors.Application Deadline Deadline to submit online application.No changes can be made to the application after submission.