Graduate Application

Welcome to Acadia University’s online application for graduate admission! To help you complete your application as quickly and easily as possible, please follow the steps below.

Before you apply

  • Browse our graduate programs list and choose your program of interest. Graduate programs are not available in all undergraduate program areas. 
  • Review the Admission Requirements page to learn about application deadlines, required documents, and more.
  • Check the specialized Admission Requirements if your program of interest is Psychology, Biology, Geology, Applied Geomatics, Community Development, or MEd Counselling. These programs have additional deadline, application, or supervisory requirements. 

How to Apply

Start your Application

The application is a 9-step form that does not have to be completed in one sitting; simply make sure that you save any completed sections before exiting. 

 Apply now!

Pay the Processing Fee

The non-refundable fee for graduate applications is $50 (CAD) and can be paid on-line with a credit card as part of the application OR you can mail a Canadian/US cheque or Canadian postal money order (payable to Acadia University) to:

Division of Research and Graduate Studies
Box 70
Wolfville, NS
B4P 2R6

Important note: International applicants (other than US applicants) must pay the fee by credit card or bank transfer. Bank transfer information can be obtained by emailing

After you apply: next steps

Identify and collect all required application materials

After you have completed the application form, it is time to submit the required supporting documentation. Please note that documents such as transcripts must be mailed, not submitted electronically. Review the Admission Requirements for more information. 

Receiving a decision

The time period in which a decision is made, once a file is deemed complete, varies between programs. All applicants will be notified of the decision via the Status Portal.



 View Graduate Programs

 Admission Requirements

 Start the Application

 Check Application Status

Contact the Admissions Office

Admissions (Graduate)
Horton Hall, Room 214
18 University Avenue
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 2R6