Saint Mary's University - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

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Saint Mary’s University is an excellent place to pursue graduate studies. Choose from 24 diverse PhD and Masters programs, offered within a collegial and stimulating intellectual community.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) oversees Saint Mary’s graduate programs and supports the university’s research endeavours. The Faculty offers a wealth of information and resources on graduate studies and research activities within the university.

Areas of Expertise

In Arts: Atlantic Canada Studies, Criminology, History, International Development Studies, Philosophy, Theology & Regliious Studies, and women & Gender Studies.

In Commerce: Business Administration, Finance, and Management.

In Science: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Geography, Mathematics, and Psychology.

On Campus Housing

Saint Mary's University offers one- and two-bedroom apartments for student families and graduate students attending the University. The apartments are in the Loyola Building conveniently located on campus in the city's south end. A twelve (12) month lease is required. These apartments were renovated in 2000/01 including exterior windows and siding, kitchens, upgraded fire safety systems and the introduction of voice, data, and cable technology in each unit. The apartments come unfurnished with refrigerator and stove. Meal plans are optional.


Saint Mary’s University Athletics & Recreation is committed to the University’s goal of helping individuals realize their full potential in their intellectual, social and physical dimensions. Consistent with our tradition of excellence, the Department of Athletics & Recreation is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in inter-university and intra-university competition, thereby creating pride and affinity with our alumni and student body, while generating position recognition for the University and the local community. Intramurals at Saint Mary's University offers a variety of organized sports, from Volleyball to Table Tennis, in competitive and recreational leagues. Intramurals is open to Saint Mary's University students, faculty and staff and you must be a registered member of SMUfit. Full-time students get a complimentary membership to SMUfit from September to April each year.


Just about everything is more fun when you share it with someone else. Round out your university experience by joining one of the many student societies or sport club. By joining a group of students who share similar interests, you’ll quickly make friends and connections with the potential to endure long after your university years are over. And there’s no shortage of clubs and societies to choose from. Whether you’re a gamer, a philanthropist, or an activist, there’s a group at Saint Mary’s that’s looking for you.

Information Technology

Information technology touches all aspects of teaching, learning and research. ITSS supports the mission of Saint Mary’s University by connecting faculty, staff and students to the information technology resources they need. We are here to help - whether you want to connect to the SMU wireless network, activate your computer accounts, set up email, or access any of our other services.


At Saint Mary’s, you’ll always feel connected. While our overall campus atmosphere is welcoming, friendly, and diverse, sometimes you want to be with people who share the same values, culture, and perspective. Whether you’re an international student or a Canadian, consider joining one of our many culture-based societies, including: Aboriginal Society; African Student Society; Caribbean Society; Chinese Student Society; Korean Students Society; Latin America Society; Muslim Society; Saudi Students Society.

Campus Tour

Our 45-minute campus tour is a great way to get to know Saint Mary’s. We answer your questions and cover many topics: Explore the residences, and imagine yourself in your new home; Learn about our seamless admission process; Find out why we have one of the most internationalized first year classes in Canada; Find out how you can be eligible for more than $4.5 million in scholarships; See the new Atrium and Global Learning Commons; Explore the newly- renovated Dockside Dining Hall; See yourself discovering the world through study abroad opportunities; See the Huskies in action at the Homburg Centre, our athletic facility.

Modified on November 03, 2022