Applying to SPT

We are interested in admitting a diversity of students with a common motivation and ability to pursue interdisciplinary, graduate-level theoretical work on society and/or politics.

You should consider applying if:

√ You are looking for an intellectually challenging, rigourous, interdisciplinary program;

√ You are excited by the "big questions" about political and social life, whether your interest was sparked in a course you took recently, one you took in the distant past, or outside of the classroom, through your work or community activism;

√ You have completed or are about to complete an undergraduate degree, majoring in a relevant disciplinary field (philosophy, political science, sociology) or interdisciplinary program (communication and cultural studies, environmental studies, women and gender studies, etc.);

√ You feel you would thrive in the highly supportive environment of an M.A.-only graduate program, with small class sizes and a high degree of faculty-student interaction.

All applications are considered on an individual basis.

How to apply

Please consult the Admissions page on the Acadia Graduate Studies website for detailed application instructions, here

Most of the application process can be done electronically or on paper (hard copy), but transcripts and reference letters must be submitted in hard copy. 

Because we consider each application individually, your application to Acadia's MA program in Social and Political Thought should tell us:

Who you are Acadia's graduate application admission form
What you have done undergraduate transcripts AND a resume or curriculum vitae
What you can do a sample of your written work (normally 10-20 pages)
What others think you can do at least two confidential letters of reference (normally at least one from an academic)
What you want to do statement of research interest (normally 1-2 pages)

The deadline for first consideration for funding is Feb. 1; later applications will be considered as they are received.