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University of Prince Edward Island

UPEI’s four faculties (arts, education, science, and veterinary medicine) and two schools (business and nursing) offer a wide range of programs and degrees to approximately 4,400 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. Home to multiple Canada Research Chairs, a Canada Excellence Research Chair in Aquatic Epidemiology, endowed or sponsored research chairs, and 3M Teaching Award-winners, UPEI offers its students access to over 1,100 exceptional faculty and research staff.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Medicine & Health (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Business & Management (1)
Education & Training (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Humanities (1)
Social Sciences (1)



The University of Prince Edward Island has a long-standing tradition of academic excellence dating back to the early 19th century, with roots in its founding institutions, Prince of Wales College (PWC) and St. Dunstan’s University (SDU).

In 1969, the University of Prince Edward Island welcomed its first students, following the amalgamation of Prince of Wales College and St. Dunstan's University.


The University of Prince Edward Island, founded on the tradition of liberal education, exists to encourage and assist people to acquire the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary for critical and creative thinking, and thus prepare them to contribute to their own betterment and that of society through the development of their full potential.

To accomplish these ends, the University is a community of scholars whose primary tasks are to teach and to learn, to engage in scholarship and research, and to offer service for the benefit of our Island and beyond.


UPEI is a growing centre of research excellence in Atlantic Canada. Ranked the number one university in Canada for research income growth, UPEI manages $17 million in annual research expenditures and is home to ten research chairs, including the prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chair in Aquatic Epidemiology.


Whether you are just beginning to think about a career path, or you already have something in mind, staff in the Career Services can help you design realistic career paths and plan successful job searches. Career Services is located in the Robertson Library Annex.

Our mission is to assist the undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni of the University of Prince Edward Island in relating their capabilities, interests and skills to meaningful career options.

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Student services

  • Access personal counselling services
  • Access the Student Tutor program
  • Access the UPEI campus Food Bank

Library services

The University Library provides a major research base for the Province of Prince Edward Island. Constructed in the mid 1970s, the Robertson Library is evolving with the rapidly developing information technologies and the changing concept of information.

Medical services

  • Access health counselling services

Student Life

Campus life

The purpose of UPEI’s Healthy Campus initiative and the work of the Healthy Campus Committee is to build capacity within the University of PEI to apply an integrated, comprehensive and employee-centered workplace health model.

Sports facilities

The Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre at UPEI houses a walking track, squash courts, a full-size gym, and a fully-equipped fitness centre. The Centre is also connected to MacLauchlan Arena's two official-size rinks and the CARI Aquatic Centre.

Student clubs

Get involved at UPEI! Join a student society, association, or club. Students can join social and academic groups including the Graduate Students Association (GSA) and the Mature and Part-time University Students Association (MAPUS).