Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs (MEC, PhD)

Master of Electronic Commerce (MEC)

Dalhousie University's Master of Electronic Commerce is the first of its kind in Canada. This well-established program features the collaboration of three faculties to provide a cutting-edge education in legal, management, and computing concepts. It blends coursework, research, and business experience to offer a commanding overview of eBusiness.

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Interdisciplinary PhD Program

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


The Interdisciplinary PhD program is designed to meet the needs of an increasing number of highly motivated, experienced, and highly qualified students looking for research opportunities which cut across disciplinary boundaries. In some cases, the research incorporates the insights of two or three traditional disciplines; in others the research itself is in an interdisciplinary field such as environment, health administration, international development, or information management.

Length of Program

  • PhD - typical time to complete is 3-4 years

Interdisciplinary Areas

The following interdisciplinary areas are particularly well represented at the university (the main relevant Faculties are indicated in parentheses): Ocean Studies (Science, Arts & Social Sciences, Law, Management, Engineering); Health Studies (Health Professions, Medicine, Science); Environmental Studies (Management, Health Professions, Architecture and Planning, Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Law); Management Studies (Management, Health Professions, Law, Arts and Social Sciences); and Health Informatics (Computer Science and Medicine).

Admission Requirements

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

Application Deadlines

Starting month Due date for initial documents
September Preceeding January 1st
January Preceeding May 1st
May Preceeding September 1st

Contact Information

Subject Code: INTE
Tel: 902-706-7909
Address: Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 314, Henry Hicks Academic Administration Building
6299 South Street, Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 4H6
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Peter Tyedmers
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