How to apply

Each year, the School strongly encourages applications to be filed by January 31 - early applications will receive priority consideration. However, we warmly welcome applications through February and March, if space permits. Please contact for answers to your questions about eligibility.

Please note: Admission is for September intake only.

Submission instructions

STEP 1. Application

The Application for Admission form can be submitted online

Note – when using the online portal, you can start your application and return at any time to complete it. Your partially completed application will be saved.

STEP 2. Supporting documents

Support documents can be sent directly to the School for Resource and Environmental Studies by email at or by mail or courier.  

Mailing address
School for Resource and Environmental Studies
Faculty of Management
6100 University Avenue
Dalhousie University
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2

Courier address
School for Resource and Environmental Studies
Dalhousie University
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Bldg 
6100 University Avenue, Suite 5010 
Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2

Full List of Required Supporting Documents


You must submit the following: 



  • For your initial application, we only require your unofficial academic transcripts for each post-secondary institution you have attended. Please include degree certificates if degree conferral is not stated on your transcripts.
  • If you are accepted for admission, your final and official transcripts will be required within 90 days of the start of your program.
  • Transcripts should be sent to the Administrative Secretary, Admissions ( They should include your first and last name, degree, program type and name of degree issuing university. 

Additional important information:

  • Transcripts are considered official if they come directly to us from the issuing institution, otherwise they are considered unofficial.
  • Transcripts in languages other than English or French must be accompanied by an English translation provided by the institution issuing the transcript.
  • Notarized copies of transcripts are not permitted.
  • Degree and graduation certificates must be included if the transcript does not indicate the type of degree and date granted. 
  • Transcripts submitted with applications become the property of Dalhousie University, are subject to verification, are not available for copying and will not be returned to the applicant.
  • Official transcripts are not required for any courses or degrees you have completed at Dalhousie University.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Administrative Secretary, Admissions at

Academic Reference Letters

Two academic reference letters

Please submit two letters of reference through Dalhousie's electronic reference system. You will be asked to input your reference's contact information on your application. Once you have paid your application fee, please allow 5 business days for your referee(s) to be contacted by our system. If you have made an error in submission of an email address, please contact

If your referee does not have a valid University or government email address, they must fill out the Confidential Reference Letter [PDF - 526kb] and email it to They may include a separate letter, but this is not required. They should NOT include you on the email when submitting. 

  • Applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree within the last three years must submit two academic references. An academic reference is one written by someone who has taught you in a post-secondary course or supervised a significant independent research activity like an Honours or independent project. Applicants should be advised that when assessing reference letters, the committee weighs heavily the opinion of experienced academic referees, i.e. those who have had the opportunity to work with many students at comparable levels. 
  • Applicants who have completed their undergraduate degrees more than 5 years ago may instead provide one academic reference and one relevant professional reference. Applicants who have been out of school for a duration significantly longer than 5 years and who feel they would be disadvantaged by having to identify an academic referee should get in touch.


  • A full curriculum vitae (résumé) highlighting personal academics and work history, publications, awards, fellowships, extra-curricular interests and interdisciplinary experience.

Statement of Interest

  • In a statement not exceeding two pages single spaces, applicants must explain links between career objectives and the MREM program, as well as internship interests. The Statement of Interest should not simply provide a summary of the information already detailed in your CV, but instead should give the Admission Committee a sense of what your goals are for your MREM experience; why MREM? What makes you a good fit for this program? How will this program further your career goals? What internship opportunities are you hoping to explore?

Applicants with English as a second language

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);  IELTS (7.5 minimum score) CCE (A). Waiver of this regulation in exceptional cases may be considered only after evaluation of the application is complete.


Are you an international applicant?

International Students must clearly indicate their source of funding on their application. Applicants may be contacted to provide further documents to show available financial support.

International students should see the International students page for more information.

STEP 3. Application review process

Once your application and supporting documents have been received, Dalhousie University will verify any information provided by the applicant, including letters of reference and transcripts. The initial application evaluation process is conducted by the School for Resource and Environmental Studies, which then makes its recommendation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, which makes the final decision, and a formal offer of admission is signed and sent out by the Registrar of Dalhousie University.

Generally, students will be advised by the end of March regarding their admission status.

STEP 4. Offer of admission

If you have been accepted to the MREM program, you will receive a letter of acceptance from the Registrar’s Office. A non-refundable admissions deposit of $200 is due within 4 weeks of acceptance. The deposit will be applied to your first-year tuition costs.