English Graduate Program

A Friendly and Supportive Program

New PhD in Creative Writing

Our graduate program provides a friendly, supportive learning environment, with small class sizes and personal guidance from nationally acclaimed professors and supervisors. Faculty from both UNB Fredericton and UNB Saint John currently work with around 40 graduate students in the MA and PhD programs on projects in a wide range of fields. Our graduates, in both academic and creative fields, have gone on to publish their work with esteemed journals and as books.  

The department offers rich and diverse programs leading to MA and PhD degrees in English. There are six graduate programs: a PhD in creative writing, an academic PhD, a direct-entry academic PhD, a twelve-month academic MA, a twenty-month academic MA, and a twenty-month creative writing MA.

Most eligible doctoral students receive scholarships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and a substantial proportion of students in the creative and academic streams of the MA have also received these awards.  In addition, the Government of New Brunswick has announced thousands of dollars in new funding for 2014-15.

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