Faculty of Graduate Studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The Interdisciplinary PhD program is designed to meet the needs of an increasing number of highly motivated, experienced, and highly qualified students looking for research opportunities which cut across disciplinary boundaries. In some cases, the research incorporates the insights of two or three traditional disciplines; in others the research itself is in an interdisciplinary field such as environment, health administration, international development, or information management.
Length of Program
- PhD - typical time to complete is 3-4 years
The following interdisciplinary areas are particularly well represented at the university (the main relevant Faculties are indicated in parentheses): Ocean Studies (Science, Arts & Social Sciences, Law, Management, Engineering); Health Studies (Health Professions, Medicine, Science); Environmental Studies (Management, Health Professions, Architecture and Planning, Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Law); Management Studies (Management, Health Professions, Law, Arts and Social Sciences); and Health Informatics (Computer Science and Medicine).
Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Please note this department requires all applicants to have an average of least A-. A paper-based TOEFL score of at least 600 (or the equivalent score on a comparable test) is required of applicants whose native language is not English.
|Starting month||Due date for initial documents|
|September||Preceeding January 1st|
|January||Preceeding May 1st|
|May||Preceeding September 1st|
|Address:||Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 314, Henry Hicks Academic Administration Building
6299 South Street, Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 4H6
|Graduate Coordinator:||Dr. Peter Tyedmers
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