Faculties of Medicine and Science

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


Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary program offering MSc and PhD degrees. The program is run in conjunction with five basic science departments: Anatomy & Neurobiology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Physiology & Biophysics, and Psychology. The goals of the Neuroscience Program are to provide the opportunity for students to obtain a broad exposure to the field of Neuroscience in addition to specialized training in the student’s specific area of research.

Length of Program

  • MSc - typical time to complete is 2 years
  • PhD - typical time to complete is 3-4 years

Research Facilities

Research laboratories are located in the Life Sciences Centre, the Tupper Medical Building and the Clinical Research Centre. The program is closely linked with the Institute for Neuroscience at Dalhousie, which also includes members of the Departments of Anaesthesiology, Medicine, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery and Urology.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Applicants should have a minimum A- average in their last two years of study.

Contact Information

Subject Code: NESC
Tel: 902-494-1251
Address: 3rd Floor, Sir Charles Tupper Building, 5850 College Street, Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 1X5
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Victor Rafuse
Graduate Coordinator Tel: 902-494-3609
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