What will I learn?

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Dalhousie University offers MSc and PhD programs in a variety of fields. Co-operation with the Geological Survey of Canada (Atlantic) at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography and the Oceanography Department (Dalhousie) enhances their research strength in Marine Geology, mainly carried out through the Department’s Centre for Marine Geology. The Department is actively involved in the Ocean Drilling Program (the Canadian Secretariat for this program is in the Department) and with International Geological Correlation Programs.

Fields of Study:

  • Marine geology and geophysics
  • Appalachian geology
  • Isotope geology
  • Economic geology
  • Petrology
  • Geochemistry and mineralogy
  • Geophysics
  • Sedimentology
  • Micropaleontology and coastal sedimentation
  • Structural geology
  • Metamorphism
  • Tectonics
  • Hydrology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Climate change

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$9,234.00 (US$ 7,347) per year
Summer term fee: CAN $2,599; fall term fee: CAN $4,005; winter term fee: CAN $2,630; Total fee: CAN $9,234
Application deadline

Expected August, December 2022

Start date

2 May 2022


Dalhousie University

Studley Campus,

Henry Hicks Academic Admin Building, Room 130, 6299 South Street, PO Box 15000,


Nova Scotia (NS),

B3H 4R2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants for admission to the PhD program must have demonstrated superior academic ability during their previous legal education. Normally it will be necessary to have: (i) attained at least the equivalent of a Dalhousie A- (3.7 GPA) average at the JD level; and (ii) completed a Master's degree in law. English language requirement: Internet-based TOEFL (Academic iBT): 100; IELTS: 7.5.

For international students

Applicants must have,

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B average) in the last 60 credit hours of study
  • Degree granted by university of recognized standing

English language requirement:

  • Internet-based TOEFL (Academic iBT): 92
  • MELAB: 85
  • IELTS: 7
  • CAEL: 70 with no band score lower than 60
  • Dalhousie College of Continuing Education (CCE): A-
  • Pearson English Test PTE Academic: overall score of 65 and nothing below 54

The application deadline for September admission is Apr 01, January admission is August 31 and May admission is December 31.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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