Saint Mary’s traces its earliest beginnings to 1802 when the Reverend Edmund Burke, later Bishop Burke, taught young men at the Glebe House, on the corner of Spring Garden Road and Barrington Street. The boys’ school grew first into a college and then into a university, never wavering in its commitment to education and community service.
Saint Mary’s, building on its strong tradition of accessibility and community engagement, will be the University of choice for aspiring citizens of the world.
The university is committed to accessibility, diversity and the provision of a positive and supportive learning environment through the effective integration of teaching and research. We recognize the importance of the contribution and growth of each individual in the university’s success.
Saint Mary’s graduate programs are internationally acclaimed, drawing students from across Canada and around the world. Over 30% of our students are international, with the largest contingents coming from China, Saudi Arabia, India, Bangladesh, Germany and the Bahamas. Here, graduate students find an exceptional academic experience, working alongside prolific and respected researchers in a compact, yet cosmopolitan campus.
With $45 million in externally-sponsored research over the last five years and nine Canada Research Chairs awarded by the Government of Canada, it's easy to see how we've earned our reputation for research excellence.
Saint Mary’s University offers 23 graduate academic programs across a wide range of disciplines. Situated in the regional centre of Halifax, Saint Mary’s is the ideal place to pursue a world-class graduate education.
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