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Program Highlights

Exploring new ideas through learning continues throughout adulthood. At the Mount, we recognize the value of understanding adult learning processes across many disciplines. The Graduate Studies in Lifelong Learning (GSLL) program welcomes students of varying backgrounds who are seeking to acquire skills and knowledge that will make a positive impact on their personal and professional lives. Read more about the program, and about your program options (thesis & non-thesis routes) »

Acquiring new skills

A graduate degree in lifelong learning will provide you with a wealth of academic knowledge and research that will be effective in the workplace, and best-practice methods for sharing information with others, and more - including:

  • Understand the process of learning across the lifespan
  • Design educational programs (workshops, seminars, curriculum)
  • Strategies for teaching effectively
  • Improved communication skills
  • Increase your capacity for creativity

Connecting you to a workplace experience and community networks

Students in the program gain practical experience through a practicum. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to connect with others working in lifelong learning contexts.

Flexible Learning

Students enjoy classes on campus at the Mount, usually late afternoon, early evenings or on the weekends - depending on your needs. Learn more about our class offerings »

As a full-time student, you can complete the graduate program requirements in as little as one year. Part-time students generally finish their studies in two years, but if you need a little more time, you can take up to five years to earn your Master's degree in our on-campus programs.

Cohort Opportunities

Cohort programs have been previously offered to meet specific needs or to offer our program in a specific geographic location. In the past, the Mount has offered cohorts in Cape Breton, as well as a Halifax-based cohort for 'Africentric Policy and Research'. PowerPoint information session Cape Breton

Advancing your Career

Going back to school is a big decision, one that often rests on knowing the benefits after graduation. For many professionals enrolled in the program, lifelong learning may open the door to a new career or simply enhance your career and capacity for community development. Graduates of the program work in a wide range of vocations in the corporate, nonprofit, healthcare, education, government and military sectors.

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Meet our Faculty

Get to know our four full-time faculty members and their research interests. Read more »


Meet our Students

Hear from previous and current students about their experience in the program. Read more »


Answering your FAQs

Visit our FAQ page for more information about our program. Read more »