Established in 1873, Mount Saint Vincent University (the Mount) is set on a beautiful treed campus overlooking the waters of the Bedford Basin and is just minutes from downtown Halifax.

A diverse mix of women and men from across Canada and more than 50 other countries take advantage of the Mount’s programs and unique sense of community. With an average first-year class size of 23 students, the Mount offers a personalized approach to learning which means rich opportunities. A leader in online education, the Mount offers an impressive variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs online.

The Mount offers certificates and diplomas as well as bachelor’s degrees in arts and science, education and professional studies programs in such areas as applied human nutrition, business administration, tourism and hospitality management, child and youth studies, and public relations. Home to the longest-standing accredited cooperative education program in the Atlantic region, every program at the Mount now has an internship, co-op or practicum opportunity attached.The university also offers a wide range of graduate programs, including the Master of Public Relations, the only one of its kind in Canada, and the PhD in Educational Studies, a joint initiative with Nova Scotia university partners.

The Mount is home to three Canada Research Chairs and the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, whose primary goal is to increase women’s participation in these fields. At the Mount, graduate and undergraduate students enjoy a number of advantages as research assistants uncommon at larger universities, working alongside professors who are experts in their fields (from Alzheimer’s disease and aging to food security, childhood development and much more).


Full-time (undergraduates)

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Part-time (undergraduates)

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Source: Association of Atlantic Universities (2017 rounded preliminary fall enrolment)



Undergraduate tuition fees:
$5,984 – $7,267

Graduate tuition fees:
$4,851 – $5,621


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Graduate tuition fees:

Explore our programs

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Graduate Studies

  • Bachelor of Science

  • Education

  • Professional Studies

  • Certificates & Diplomas

  • Learning in Action

  • Online Learning

Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities (2017-18)

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.