Master of Adult Education and Community Development


In times of rapid change, professional, workplace, and community-based learning is the key to successful adaptation, growth, and resilience. Designed for busy professionals who need to think critically, motivate other adults and help them learn, we are Canada's first self-directed Master of Adult Education program by distance. Since our inception in 1970, we have offered individualized, practice-focused learning where you design a graduate program tailored to your needs and interests at work or in the community.

We offer two unique streams:

We offer learner-centred, self-directed, research-based learning by distance. 

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Upcoming Intakes

  • March 31-April 18, 2019
  • July 7-25, 2019 (Reflective Practice and Community Development Streams offered concurrently)

There is no deadline to apply; we accept applications on an ongoing basis. Students have a three year candidacy period within which to complete all program requirements.


St. Francis Xavier University is in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.

This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet)

Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. 



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