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.
It is designed to be uniquely flexible, allowing students across Canada and around the world to study writing at the graduate level while still living in their local communities and fulfilling career and family obligations.
Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the UBC Board of Governors.
In recent years, tuition increases have been 2% for continuing domestic students and between 2% and 5% for continuing international students. Admitted students who defer their admission are subject to the potentially higher tuition fees for incoming students effective at the later program start date.
The bottom line: you'll be prepared for any type of work that requires the ability to communicate clearly in writing.
Creative Writers are at the heart of our cultural industries.
Poets, novelists, screenwriters, playwrights, graphic novelists, magazine writers: they entertain, inform and inspire.
No changes can be made to the application after submission.
Transcript Deadline Deadline to upload scans of official transcripts through the applicant portal in support of a submitted application.