MSVU Established: 1873

Mount Saint Vincent University

166 Bedford Hwy, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6, Canada

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.

  • 4,000+
    Total Students
  • CAD 9,236
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • CAD 5,167
    Living On-campus(average per year*)
  • Yes
    Financial Aid
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The Mount has a reputation for distinctive programs, personalized education and small classes. At Mount Saint Vincent University, we are committed to academic excellence, and our passion is a rich and rewarding university experience. We are dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge: scholarship, teaching, and intellectual endeavour of the highest quality, and we promote accessibility through flexible learning opportunities and services.

We are inspired by our strong tradition of social responsibility and our enduring commitment to the advancement of women. Our people are our foundation and our relationships are built on respect and accountability.

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 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).

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • CAD 5,984 - 7,267 Domestic tuition fee (average per year*)
  • CAD 14,626 International student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • Masters degree
  • CAD 4,851 - 5,621 Domestic student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • CAD 10,383 International student tuition fee (average per year*)
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Programs / Degrees at Mount Saint Vincent University


Bachelor of Arts (BA)

  • Canadian Studies
  • Chinese - Mandarin (courses)
  • Communication Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • Family Studies
  • French
  • Gerontology
  • History
  • Library (courses)
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Studies
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology/Anthropology
  • Spanish
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing (minor)

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

  • Applied Human Nutrition (minor)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science (courses)
  • Mathematics
  • Physics (minor)
  • Psychology
  • Statistics (minor)


  • Bachelor of Education (Elementary/Secondary)


  • Master of Education
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Research Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts in School Psychology

Graduate Education Programs

  • Curriculum Studies
  • Educational Foundations
  • Educational Psychology
  • Elementary and Middle School Ed
  • Literacy Education
  • Master of Arts in School Psychology
  • Lifelong Learning

Professional Studies

  • Applied Human Nutrition
  • Business Administration
  • Child and Youth Study
  • Family Studies & Gerontology
  • Information Technology
  • Public Relations
  • Science Communication
  • Tourism & Hospitality

Certificates & Diplomas

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration (Certificate)
  • Business Administration (Diploma)
  • Marketing
  • Proficiency in French
  • Tourism & Hospitality (Certificate)
  • Tourism & Hospitality (Diploma)



  • Bachelor of Arts - Child and Youth Study
  • Bachelor of Arts - General Studies
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Marketing
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management


  • Business Administration
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management

Graduate degrees

  • Master of Education - Curriculum Studies
  • Master of Education - Educational Psychology
  • Master of Education - Elementary and Middle School Education
  • Master of Public Relations/Arts (Communications)

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.5
  • IELTS (Masters) 7.0
  • TOEFL (Bachelors) 86
  • TOEFL (Masters) 93

Academic Life

  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • 201-500
  • Suburban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
  • Religious affiliation

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