Students admitted to most master’s programs at Dalhousie may choose to study on a part-time basis.
If you decide to enter or switch to a part-time master's program, you will be required to pay the part-time equivalent of full-time program fees. In other words, as a part-time master's student, you will pay the same amount of fees as a full-time student at a rate of 3 part-time terms being equivalent to one full-time term. For example, a master's student entering a one-year master's program on a part-time basis must pay 9 consecutive terms of part-time fees.
Master's students entering a two-year master's program on a part-time basis must pay 18 consecutive terms of part-time fees.
If you complete a part-time program earlier than the 9 or 18 terms, you will be required to pay part-time program fees for any outstanding terms before you are approved for graduation. Part-time master's students who do not finish their degree requirements in the required number of part-time program terms must register and pay fees on a part-time continuing (reduced fee) basis.
Registration and Changing Status
Changing status, from part-time to full-time or full-time to part-time, cannot be done after initial registration without permission of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS). Changes in registration can only be done at the beginning of a term prior to registration for that term and only with the permission of the graduate coordinator and the FGS.