Applied Legal Studies (Master's degree)

The Master of Arts in Applied Legal Studies program provides the professional education and training necessary to produce professional Notaries Public for the Province of British Columbia.

The degree is designed to ensure that candidates for membership in the Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia are educated to a high standard;  and it is integrated with the requirements for qualification as a Notary Public.

Completion of this Applied Legal Studies degree is a prerequisite for membership in the Society of Notaries Public.

Program Admission Requirements

Applicants should regard their satisfaction of the entrance requirements as meaning only that they are eligible for selection to the program. Since there is competition for admission (usually only 30 seats are available each year), a regular applicant should have an undergraduate grade point average substantially higher than the minimum in order to have a reasonable chance of admission.

The Society receives over 1600 application inquiries from the public annually. On average 20 to 25 students per year are selected.

How to Apply

If you are interested in becoming a Notary Public in BC, please contact the Society of Notaries Public. The Society's website sets out everything you would ever want to know about becoming a Notary, as well as being a Notary, and includes the steps to follow if you wish to pursue a career in the profession.

Once you have applied to become a Notary, and after you have completed the rigorous screening process, you will be invited to apply for admission to the Applied Legal Studies Program.

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The application deadline for Spring 2020 admission
is September 15, 2019.

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