Admission requirements

Academic record

As established by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the entrance requirement is an Honours Bachelor Degree or the equivalent of honours with at least a B average (3.0 GPA) from a university recognized by the Senate of Dalhousie University. A four-year Baccalaureate degree may be considered as the equivalent of honours if there is significant evidence of independent research capacity. Students enrolled in the program come from a wide range of disciplines. Admission to the School is competitive and an academic level of a high B+ (3.3 GPA) or better is generally held by successful applicants.

English language proficiency

Proof of competence in English: Students must provide satisfactory results from a standard language test, such as TOEFL (minimum score of 100 for the internet-based test);  or IELTS (7.5 minimum score).  Waiver of this regulation in exceptional cases may be considered only after evaluation of the application is complete.  For more information, see the Faculty of Graduate Studies admissions requirements.