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Admission and Courses

Admission to the Master of Arts in Island Studies program is based on:

  • successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in an honours or major program
  • an application form (available from the UPEI Registrar’s Office or as a pdf online)
  • a statement of research interests
  • sample of written research work from prior university or professional experience
  • 2 letters of recommendation from professor or professional experience
  • resume

Once your application is received and processed by the Registrar’s Office, it will be considered by the MAIS Steering Committee. Give yourself plenty of lead time — particularly international students who will need visas— it is best to apply by March 1.

If you apply by March 1, you will be automatically considered for a UPEI Entrance Scholarship! 

For complete application information, admission requirements, and course descriptions, visit the Master of Arts in Island Studies program page.

Jim Randall, PhD
MAIS Program Coordinator
Department: 
Faculty of Arts
Email: 
Phone: 
(902) 620-5013
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