Mount Saint Vincent University

Mount Saint Vincent University (the Mount) is committed to being a model of creative teaching and research that nurtures socially responsible global citizens.

Top reasons to study here

  • The Mount’s research centres provide unique learning opportunities for our students while facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging
  • We aspire to be a university where faculty, staff, and students feel supported, valued, challenged, enlightened, and inspired to learn and experiment in their w
  • The Mount is home to the longest-standing and second-largest accredited co-operative education program in Atlantic Canada

Distance Learning Courses

Business & Management (3)
Journalism & Media (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)



The history of the Mount is a story of humanity and growth. From its inception, the University has been concerned about the welfare and fortune of individuals and communities, at home and abroad. Established by the Sisters of Charity in 1873, the Mount was one of the only institutions of higher education for women in Canada.


With our unique collection of programs, undergraduate research opportunities and some of the smallest class sizes in Canada, you’re sure to find the right path for you at MSVU.

  • We offer the only four-year bachelor’s degree program in Public Relations in Canada.
  • Our Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Study is the only one of its kind in the Atlantic region.
  • We have the only freestanding Cultural Studies program in Atlantic Canada.
  • MSVU was the first university in Canada to establish a program dedicated to Tourism and Hospitality Management.


The Interim Strategic Research Plan is guided by four interdisciplinary research areas,identified by a comprehensive analysis of 5 years of internal and external research granttopics at the University, and supported by results from a survey of MSVU faculty. Theyinclude:

  • Gender, Sexuality, and the Advancement of Women and Girls
  • Inclusive Ways of Knowing and Dissemination
  • Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan
  • Life, Computational, and Physical Science


We are nationally recognized among undergraduate universities in Canada for our success in Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grants and for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios. Faculty and staff at the Mount are committed to providing the best university experience for all members of our community and to developing thoughtful, engaged citizens who make a positive impact on their world. It is our esteemed history and blend of passion and individuality that attracts outstanding faculty, staff and over 4,000 students from around the world.


Housing services

MSVU offers three furnished Residence buildings on campus for all students: Assisi Hall, The Birches, and Westwood. Apart from the convenience of living close to classes, labs, the cafeteria, library, gym and more, students will tell you living on campus is one of the best ways to become more involved in campus life. We encourage you to learn more about your residence options.

Library services

MSVU’s Library is a member of the Novanet Consortium. Students, faculty and staff with a valid I.D. card may borrow from any metro university library as well as the libraries at CBU, StFX, the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and the Nova Scotia Community College campus libraries. Alumni and members of the public may also have library privileges as Off Campus Borrowers. Some limits may apply.

ICT services

There are many technology services available to assist you with your studies, such as wireless internet, access to over 200 desktop computers across campus, and fully equipped classrooms for your presentation needs. With Office 365 you can access your email, calendar, 1TB OneDrive storage, along with many other useful tools!

Medical services

The Mount Health Office, located on the second floor of Assisi Hall. There is one family doctor, and four other Doctors who rotate through the week to see Mount registered students. Upon graduation, Mount students will have three months before they will need to acquire a family Doctor.

Student Life

Campus life

A small university with a global outlook, the Mount fosters academic excellence and educates the leaders of tomorrow. Our unique sense of community and personalized approach to education means class sizes are small, and students have access to high-quality faculty and opportunities to be involved in research. In fact, the Mount has among the smallest class sizes in Canada. Come and see for yourself!

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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