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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
    • a 1-3 page statement indicating your motivation for applying to this particular program and a general idea of what you intend to pursue as part of your thesis research. For further information contact the Program Coordinator. 
  • 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
Faculty of Arts
(902) 620-5013
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