Applications for graduate studies at Mount Allison University are evaluated by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

All graduate work is administered by the Dean of Graduate Studies. Upon receiving recommendations from the Department concerned, the proposed supervisor, and the Office of the Registrar, the Dean of Graduate Studies will decide upon admission. In case of discordant recommendations the application will be revisited by the Dean of Graduate Studies, the Provost, the proposed supervisor, and the department head. The Dean of Graduate Studies will oversee the program of study, and on receipt of satisfactory evidence of the completion of the studies, will recommend the awarding of the degree.

You must provide the following documentation in your application package:

  • a completed graduate studies application form
  • a completed checklist for graduate studies application form
  • A four-year Bachelor of Science degree with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 (on 4.3) or the equivalent with research experience in the intended field of study or its equivalent from a University of recognized standing (students with relevant professional experience and international students from institutions with different academic norms will be considered on a case by case basis); and
  • As English is the primary language of instruction at Mount Allison University, students must possess a mastery of English as outlined in section 3.7 of the Calendar. 
  • Two letters of reference.
  • A letter of support from the proposed Mount Allison supervisor including the duration, amount, and source of financial support offered to the student

If your primary language is not English and you graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English, then you must demonstrate your facility in English. The results of proficiency tests must be sent directly to the office of the dean of graduate studies by the testing agency.

Acceptable tests and required levels

  1. Successful completion of at least three years of instruction in Canada at a secondary institution as recognized by Mount Allison University

  2. Successful completion of at least 30 credit hours (or equivalent) at a post-secondary institution as recognized by Mount Allison University where English is the primary language of instruction

  3. TOEFL score of 580 (paper test) or 90 (internet test) with no band score lower than 20

  4. Michigan English Language Assessment Battery MELAB score of 85%

  5. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 5

  6. Completion of the ELS USA Program with a score of 109

  7. Canadian Academic English Language Assessment CAEL with an overall score of 70, and no sub-test result below 60

  8. Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) by University of Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) with a minimum grade of 'C'

  9. Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) by University of Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) with a minimum grade of 'B'