Mount Allison University

Sackville, Canada
Mount Allison University’s beautiful and historically rich campus is nestled on the Tantramar marshes in the heart of Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. The University attracts some of the most talented and creative minds from across the country and around the world. It has had 52 Rhodes Scholars — 11 in the past 13 years alone — and counts many of Canada’s top business, cultural, and community leaders among its graduates.



Mount Allison traces its roots to 1839 when Sackville merchant Charles Frederick Allison proposed the creation of a school of elementary and higher learning. The Mount Allison Academy, a school for boys, opened in 1843, followed by the Ladies College in 1854.


Mount Allison prides itself on the quality of its academic programs — and the quality of its students. Our students are innovative, independent thinkers who dare to take a new approach to solving a problem, who are involved and engaged in their community, who make the most of every opportunity to learn and grow, whether in the classroom or out.

The University offers five undergraduate degrees — Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, and Bachelor of Music — as well as a Master of Science degree, and has been ranked the #1 undergraduate university in Canada by Maclean’s magazine for 18 of the past 24 years.


Research and creative activities are a cornerstone of the Mount Allison experience — both for faculty and students. Our faculty are involved in cutting edge research in many different fields including: cancer research, pain relief and environmental sustainability. Our students often work right alongside them as research assistants, benefiting from their experience and expertise. Or, supported by faculty, they choose to pursue their own interests through independent research projects.


Mount Allison University has a career services coordinator who offers a wide variety of services to students and to potential employers of students.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Engineering & Technology (1)


Student services

Mount Allison offers a multitude of services to support your academic and personal success. Whether you need help with a class, a visit to a health clinic, or a place to print your honours thesis, there are services on campus to assist you. Most services are conveniently located in the Wallace McCain Student Centre, providing a one-stop shop for everything from textbooks to registration assistance.

Housing services

Living in residence means you are a member of a closely knit, energetic, and amazingly talented community. When classes are over and papers are written, enjoy the relaxing social and cultural activities that are such an important part of the residence experience at Mount Allison. We recommend two years in residence for the academic support and the unique opportunities to develop skills and abilities outside the classroom.

Library services

The Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives is comprised of the Ralph Pickard Bell Library, the Alfred Whitehead Music Library, and the University Archives. In addition to a collection of over 500,000 titles, the Libraries provide access to an ever increasing number of books, journals, newspapers, musical recordings, and other materials in digital format.

Medical services

Health services provides confidential assessments and referral services to students based on nursing assessments as well as the following services:

  • General health assessments, testing, treatments, and follow-ups
  • Sexual health testing and treatments
  • First aid and follow-ups
  • Immunization/vaccine advice
  • Health education and counselling

Student Life

Campus life

Your university experience is about more than what goes on in the classroom. While academics is the cornerstone, getting involved on campus and in the community helps you develop your current passions and interests, find new ones, and build relationships that will last a lifetime.

Student clubs

Student clubs and societies are a great way to get involved on campus and to meet peers who share similar interests. The various clubs and societies on campus - over 150 in total! - reflect the diversity of student interests within the MTA community.

Other Degrees