Welcome to Graduate Studies at Dalhousie University

We're here for you

The Faculty of Graduate Studies is the home of every graduate student at Dalhousie. While you may study in one of the many departments or schools across the university’s four campuses, you are a Faculty of Graduate Studies student and we’re here to support you. From our Together@Dal orientation program that gets you off to a good start, to our professional development program that prepares you for what comes next, we’re here to support your success.  

Learn more about what we do.

During the COVID-19 pandemic we are keeping our community apprised of changes that may affect graduate studies at Dal by continually updating our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you don’t find the information you need, please contact us at graduate.studies@dal.ca.  

Exceptional students and programs

The Faculty of Graduate Studies serves more than 3,500 graduate students studying over 95 Master’s, 45 PhD and 10 graduate certificate and diploma programs. Our students come from over 100 countries and are trained to think critically, collaborate frequently, and act boldly. More than 1,000 international students join students from across Canada to study in a diverse range of leading-edge programs from Engineering, Ocean Sciences and Computer Science to Social Science, Health Professions, Law, and much more.

Learn more about our programs.

Research opportunities with impact

Dalhousie is one of Canada’s top 15 research universities – the U15 – and is the leading research university on Canada’s East Coast. Graduate students work closely with faculty who are leaders in their fields to conduct more than $180 million in research each year. They make discoveries in state-of-the-art lab facilities, conduct field work locally and around the globe, and have access to physical and digital library collections that allow students to pursue almost any line of inquiry.

Ranked among the world's top 100 universities for social impact by the Times Higher Education, Dalhousie graduate students contribute to work that is changing the world.

Learn more about Dal research.

Our campuses, our home

Dalhousie’s graduate students study across four campuses in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia which offer a mix of the historic and innovative architecture. One of Canada’s oldest post-secondary institutions, our landmark buildings reflect an esteemed history and our newest learning environments provide students with classrooms and labs equipped with the latest learning and research technologies.

Halifax is a vibrant, coastal urban centre of 425,000 people that has everything you’d expect from a big city within a safe and close-knit community. We’re known for our distinctly East Coast food, entertainment, history and culture. One of Canada’s fastest-growing cities, Halifax is home to innovative tech and entrepreneurial communities, as well as thriving financial and ocean sectors.

Dalhousie’s Agricultural Campus in Truro is designed for exploration and discovery – it’s the only campus in Canada with an on-site teaching farm. This beautiful town is just an hour outside Halifax and was recently voted the friendliest community in the Maritimes

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