MFin Application Process

This process is quite simple. The application, along with several supporting documents, may be submitted electronically. Keep in mind though, that some official documents must be sent through traditional mail. See the chart to know how and where to send your documents.

Send electronically to:

Send by
traditional mail


Online Application

3 Recommendation Forms  

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Saint Mary's University
923 Robie Street
Atrium Building, Suite 210
Halifax, NS, Canada
B3H 3C3

Résumé / C.V.

Official Transcripts

Supplementary Forms

Official Language Score

Answers to Supplementary Short-Answer Questions

GMAT/GRE official Score (Optional)

Step 1. Fill out an Application

Fill out the online application and pay the $110 application fee.

Step 2. Recommendation Forms and Transcripts

  • Contact three referees and send them the Recommendation for Graduate Studies form. In order for the recommendation to be considered official, it must be sent directly by the referee to the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. This form can be mailed to the address on the bottom of the form, or sent to from the referee's institutional email address.
  • Request official transcripts for all universities and colleges that you attended be sent directly to Saint Mary’s University in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution. If your official transcript is in a language other than English, you will need to have a second official transcript translated by a notarized translator. The translator should submit both the original transcript and the translation directly to Saint Mary’s University.

Step 3. Language Tests and/or GMAT

  • If English is not your first language we need proof of English language proficiency. If you have not done so already plan to write a language test and have the official score emailed or mailed (depending on the testing centre) to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
  • If you are planning on writing the GMAT email and inform them of the testing date. Also, have your official GMAT score sent through the testing agency at; the Saint Mary’s University (SMU) code is OM9-5R-85.

Step 4. Resume and Supplemental Questions

Please ensure all your documentation is sent to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Do not send any documentation to the MFin Office or the Director. Once all your documentation has been received by the Faculty of Graduate Studies your file will be reviewed.