Acadia University Graduate Admissions & Application Process

Acadia University Graduate Admissions and Application Process.

Acadia University Graduate Admissions and Application Process

ADMISSIONS APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15th, 2018. Applicants must apply and submit their supporting documentation by this date if they wish to be considered for admission for September 2019. This is also the deadline to be considered for the first round of internal funding.

You MUST have the consent of a potential supervisor BEFORE you initiate your application. Having a supervisor in place is a requirement that must be met before beginning the application process for these two graduate programs only. Please consult the GEOLOGY or BIOLOGY website for a list of faculty members.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the MCD program coordinator (Dr. John Coltonprior to applying to discuss potential supervisors. The acceptance of a qualified candidate is made primarily on the recommendation of the prospective supervisor.

Applicants can only apply to this program:

1. AFTER having completed the Diploma program at the College of Geographic Sciences (CoGS) in GIS, Remote Sensing or Marine Geomatics and an advanced diploma at the Applied Geomatics Research Group (NSCC Middleton Campus);
2. When a supervisor at the NSCC Middleton campus has been confirmed;
3. When a project has been confirmed; and
4. When funding is in place

Applications for the 2019 intake of the MEd Counselling program will be accepted commencing October 1st, 2018. All components of the application package MUST be received and/or clearly postmarked no later than December 1st, 2018. The School of Education will exercise discretion in deciding whether to review application packages that are completed beyond the deadline.

The MEd Counselling program begins on the Acadia University campus the first week in July for both full-time and part-time cohorts. All courses for the full-time cohort are offered on campus.

Members of the part-time MEd Counselling cohort will complete courses on the Acadia University campus during the first three weeks in July over three consecutive summers. The remaining courses will be delivered in Halifax and are generally offered Friday evenings and Saturdays throughout the fall, winter, and spring semesters.

All students who are enrolled in the Master of Education in Counselling program at Acadia University must complete a full-semester, full-time practicum. Before being permitted to register in the practicum, each student must submit original records of the results of a Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Search, and Child Abuse Register Search. If any of these search results raise concern about potential risk to clients, the student will not be permitted to register in the practicum. Because the practicum is required for successful completion of the MEd Counselling program, non-eligibility to undertake a practicum means that the student would not be able to complete the program or graduate. Prospective applicants are advised to give serious consideration to this caveat before applying to Acadia’s Master of Education in Counselling program.

Due to stringent entry requirements, applicants are strongly advised to read the FAQ at

The graduate application process is competitive. Applicants must have the equivalent of two (2) years of full-time, paid, relevant experience following completion of their four-year undergraduate degree. For more info on this requirement, please visit:

An applicant can take up to four (4) courses as an independent student (IND) before applying to the M.Ed. program or while waiting for a decision on their M.Ed. application. For further information, please visit:

To apply, please go to:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Independent studies is only available to applicants interested in taking EDUC courses.

Applicants can fill out the application form ON-LINE at:
There is a non-refundable $50.00 (CDN) processing fee required to apply.
Please note that there are supporting documents also required for an application.
Documents submitted in support of an application for admission are retained by the University and are not returned to the applicant.
Please see further information in the below links.


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