Faculty of Medicine

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


The graduate programs in our department are designed to provide in-depth experience in laboratory research in experimental pharmacology, and provide a broad knowledge of academic pharmacology. The PhD program in particular is designed to generate competent scientists capable of initiating and maintaining independent research programs in either academic or industrial settings.

Research Focus

At Dalhousie University, faculty members work with approximately 50 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff on a variety of research objectives that include cancer, cardiovascular and muscle diseases, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington's disease, epilepsy, and drug abuse. Collaborative research projects with faculty in clinical departments such as Neurology, Psychiatry, Urology, Ophthalmology, Anaesthesia and Medicine enhance our research and training environment.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. 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. Please note this department requires all applicants to have a minimum average of A-.

Contact Information

Subject Code: PHAC
Graduate Program Inquiries
Address: 6th Floor, Sir Charles Tupper Building, 5850 College St.,
Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 1X5
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