Faculty of Science

Master of Science (MSc)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


The Biology Department at Dalhousie University offers MSc and PhD degree programs in a broad range of specialties. Students in the department enjoy a lively intellectual and social atmosphere created by an international mix of students who have diverse interests. Programs of study and research are flexibly designed to suit the individual needs of students. Scholarship and other forms of financial support for students are available.

Areas of Investigation

  • Regulatory genetics
  • Gene probing in population ecology
  • Cell and developmental biology
  • Physiology of marine organisms
  • Marine ecology
  • Life history theory
  • Behavioural ecology
  • Applied ecology

Admission Requirements

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

Contact Information

Subject Code: BIOL
Tel: 902-494-3515
Address: Life Sciences Centre, 1355 Oxford Street,
Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 4J1
Graduate Coordinator: Daniel Ruzzante
Graduate Coordinator Email:
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