How to Apply

Interested in our program? 

People interested in applying to the Master of Adult Education program please follow the steps outlined below.


Begin by completing the initial application and pay the fee here:

Initial Application and Fee


then, complete the Supplemental Application and send it to StFX Admissions,

Supplemental Application form


and share the reference form with your two referees. 

Referee Form

Let your referees know that they need to send their reference letters to StFX Admissions, 

NOTE: Two to three weeks after submitting your application, contact the Admissions Office to ensure complete application has been received; 902-867-2219 or 


Application Checklist

  •     Complete the Initial Application and pay the application fee. 
  •     Complete the Supplemental Application form and send it to StFX Admissions.
  •     Request official transcripts for all undergraduate/graduate degrees and have these sent directly to StFX
  •     Request two confidential letters of reference (forms included in the application above).
  •     Submit a comprehensive curriculum vitae clearly indicating your experience in the practice  of adult education to StFX Admissions;
  •     Complete a Statement of Intent of 500 to 1000 words (maximum) discussing:
    •    your personal philosophy of adult education;
    •    your experience as an adult educator;
    •    your long-term career goals;
    •    your area of interest
  •     Evidence of English proficiency if your first language is not English. Contact the Admissions  Office for details.

Admission Procedures

Please note that the Department of Adult Education does not receive files to review from the Admissions Office until all documentation has been received. Applicants need to check with the Admissions Office to ensure their file is complete.

Students are put on the confirmation list in the order in which they were processed. We use a waiting list that follows the order of acceptance.

Students will be asked to confirm attendance by paying a confirmation fee, which is deducted from the tuition.