Applicants must possess an Honours degree, or a four year Bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from an approved university. Candidates must have at least a B average in the courses taken in the major in the last two undergraduate years. No one type of degree is required, but the applicant must demonstrate that they have a suitable background for the proposed thesis research area.

Beyond the requirements above, there are three criteria for selecting candidates for the program:

  1. Quality of academic record, and professional work performance (if relevant)
  2. Ability and interest in working independently in a small research-oriented/advanced professional practice program
  3. A match in interests and projects between a faculty supervisor and student (see Faculty profiles and address this match in the application). Drs. Mary Sweatman, Glyn Bissix, Gabrielle Donnelly, John Colton, and Alan Warner are the faculty who typically supervise students.

Application Deadline
Applications are accepted throughout the year but February 1 is the application deadline to be considered for scholarships from Acadia University for the upcoming academic year.