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Submitting your Graduate Application

To apply to a graduate program at Mount Saint Vincent University, follow the instructions below. Please review these instructions carefully to ensure your application is complete.

Your application will be reviewed once it is complete and we have received all supporting documents, including the application fee. Incomplete files will result in processing delays and impact your application assessment.

To be considered for admission, please submit all documentation by the deadlines listed below. Applications received after the application deadline will be considered ONLY if there is space available in the program.

Use one application for each graduate program, including non-degree graduate study. If you are applying to several programs, please submit separate applications for each one.

  1. Online Application for Admission Form:  Complete all sections of the Application for Admission form. The link to this form is at the bottom of the page--see the Apply Now section.
  2. Application Fee: Submit a $50 CAD, non-refundable application fee. You can pay this application fee online with a Visa or Mastercard after you have submitted the online Application for Admission form. The link to pay your application fee is at the bottom of this page--see the Apply Now section.
  3. Submit your Supporting Documents: Download, review and submit all required documentation from the Graduate Supplementary Information Package for your specific program. The link to download the Graduate Supplementary Information Package is at the bottom of this page--see the Apply Now section. 

    Please refer to the instructions on pages 2 and 3 of the Graduate Supplementary Application Package for instructions on submitting your supporting materials, and please note the following:
  • Official Academic Transcripts: 
    Transcripts and other official documents must be submitted unopened, in their original format. Neither photocopies nor opened transcripts will be accepted. Transcripts submitted in a language other than English must be accompanied by an English translation signed by a notarized translator.

    Applicants who have completed coursework at the Mount do not need to provide Mount transcripts.

    International applicants may be required to submit an academic credential evaluation. To find out if you will need to include this evaluation with your application, email
  • Letters of Reference: 
    Ask your referees to send their letters in sealed envelopes directly to the Mount, to provide them to you in a signed, sealed envelope (do not open this envelope before you send the letter to us), or email them to using a business or university email account--emailed letters from publicly-available accounts like Yahoo or Gmail will not be accepted.
  • Other Supporting Documents: 
    Do you need help understanding what to include in the Statement of Intent or portfolio, or asking for letters of reference? See our tips and suggestions »
  • Language Scores: 
    Applicants whose first language is not English must submit official test results with acceptable scores. 
    View the graduate language requirements »
    Find information on  language programs at the Mount »

Forward your supporting documents to:

Admissions Office
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS B3M 2J6 CANADA

Phone: 902.457.6117
Fax: 902.457.6498 

The deadlines to apply for individual graduate programs are listed below. Some programs continue to accept applications after the application deadline. o find out whether a program is still accepting applications, email


1.     Master of Education cohort programs maintain individual application deadlines. To find out about these deadlines, contact the Faculty of Education at or 902.457.6178 (toll-free within Canada: 1-877-433-2889).

2.     Master of Education and Master of Arts in Education programs in Educational Foundations and Lifelong Learning and Research Master of Arts (Education) programs accept applications year-round if space is available. To find out whether these programs are accepting applications for the upcoming academic term, contact the Faculty of Education at or 902.457.6178 (toll-free within Canada: 1-877-433-2889)

September Entrance:

January 15:
Master of Arts in School Psychology

January 31:
Master of Applied Human Nutrition
Master of Science in Applied Human Nutrition
Master of Arts in Women & Gender Studies (deadline to apply for department scholarships)

February 15:
Master of Arts in Child & Youth Study
Master of Arts in Communication
Master of Public Relations
Master of Arts in Family Studies and Gerontology
Master of Family Studies and Gerontology
Master of Arts in Education*
Master of Education* 
*See Note 1 above for information about cohort program application deadlines

April 1: 
Master of Arts in Women & Gender Studies

January Entrance:

November 2:
Master of Arts in Child & Youth Study**
Master of Arts in Family Studies and Gerontology**
Master of Family Studies and Gerontology**
Master of Arts in Education**
Master of Education** 
Master of Arts in Women & Gender Studies**
**These programs only accept applications for January entrance if space is available. For information, email

May Entrance:

December 1:

Master of Education in Educational Psychology: Education of Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Master of Education cohorts (Spring start)


July Entrance:

November 15:

Inter-University PhD in Educational Studies. Click here to apply »

If you have questions about the application process, please email

To learn more about graduate studies at the Mount, including information on programs, research, scholarships and awards, tuition and fees, current students and alumnae, and more, visit