|Study location||Canada, New Brunswick, Sackville|
|Type||Bachelor's Degree, University|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||CA$22,427 per year
The fees shown here are for the 2023–2024 academic year and include tuition (CA$20,210), international student basic medical coverage and student fees.
The fees displayed are estimates only for and are subject to change.
|Registration fee||CA$350 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$50) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents) with an overall minimum average of 65 percent:
Note: You may be considered for early admission based on your final grade 11 courses. A minimum admissions average of 80% is required for consideration. Visit to learn the country-specific academic requirements.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, you must be from an English speaking country or, you must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
Students with the equivalent of IELTS 6.0 may be invited to join the English Academic Bridging program (EAB). Students accepted to the EAB program will join Mount Allison as full-time students, enrolling in three academic courses while taking two English EAB classes per term.
Upon successful completion of the program (duration of one to two academic terms), students may transition to full, unconditional admission at Mount Allison. For more information, visit mta.ca/eab.
Canadian studies seeks to analyze and explain the Canadian experience and to explore Canada’s place in the world through Canadian-centred courses in a number of disciplines.
Mount Allison’s Canadian studies program is one of the oldest in the country.
The program explores Canadian issues and realities, such as the country’s vast and varied geography, regional distinctions, history and politics, public policy, culture, economy, the environment, Indigenous peoples, bilingualism, and multiculturalism.
Canadian studies courses at Mount Allison address some of the most pressing topics in contemporary society: diversity, community, cultural literacy, and national identities.
In the first year you will take introductory courses that examine contemporary Canadian issues and institutions as well as Canadian culture and identity.
Second-year course options include cultural diversity, media and pop culture, regionalism, and Canadian foodways, while in the third year you can explore gender in Canada, Canadian-American relations, and contemporary issues.
Your fourth year provides opportunities for independent studies, seminars, and advanced studies in courses such as Culture of the Maritimes, Aboriginal Political and Legal Issues, and Imagining Canada.
Canadian studies is an interdisciplinary program, which means that in addition to your Canadian studies courses, you will take Canadian-centred courses from fields including:
- Fine Arts
- Political science
- International relations
Popular career paths for Canadian studies graduates include:
- public policy analyst
- municipal, provincial, or federal elected representative
- community/urban planner
- foreign service officer
- aboriginal liaison
- entrepreneur/business analyst
- museum curator/director
- arts administrator
- mediator/conflict resolution specialist
- public relations specialist
- social media specialist
- immigration officer
- economic development officer
- heritage researcher/interpreter
- tourism development officer