Faculty of Medicine

Master of Science (MSc)


The Psychiatry Department at Dalhousie University offers an MSc. This graduate program equips students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed as professionals in clinical and neuroscience research concerning mental health and illness.

Length of Program

  • MSc - typical time to complete is 2 years

Developing skills in research

The coursework covers relevant current topics including clinical trials, genetics, neuroimaging, participatory research, psychotherapy research, early interventions, and personalized psychiatry. Students will improve their skills in critical appraisal, study design, statistics, data analysis, and scientific writing. Each student will complete an independent Masters’ thesis research project.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Contact Information

Subject Code: PSYR
Tel: 902-473-7358
Address: Research Administrative Assistant
5909 Veterans' Memorial Lane, 8th Floor
Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building
QEII Health Sciences Centre
Halifax, NS B3H 2E2
Graduate Coordinator: Sherry Stewart
Graduate Coordinator Tel: 902-494-4546
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