What will I learn?

Dalhousie's Department of Oceanography is Canada's premier location for oceanographic research and education. Their researchers study every aspect of the world's oceans, from the velocity of the waves to the salinity of the water, the biology of the deep sea to the mud of the ocean floor. Their research has real-world results: from moving shipping lanes in the Bay of Fundy to protect endangered right whales, to collecting valuable data from the ocean that helps us to better understand climate change and predict the weather.

Research Facilities:

The department’s facilities include a large running seawater system with environmentally controlled rooms, high-pressure facilities for simulation of deep sea conditions, and large tanks for fish studies. Seagoing facilities are supplied by federal oceanographic ships. The department is equipped with the collecting gear, laboratory instrumentation and computers required for oceanographic research. Library facilities are centralized in a science library nearby.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (Variable)

Tuition fees
CAD$9,234.00 (US$ 7,462) 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

31 December 2021

Start date

5 January 2022, 2 May 2022

Venue

Dalhousie University

Studley Campus,

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

HALIFAX,

Nova Scotia (NS),

B3H 4R2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students will be considered for acceptance into the PhD in Health program only after completion of a Master’s degree from an accredited program. Applicants who have completed a research (thesis-based) Master’s will be eligible for the two-year residency PhD program and those who have completed a non-thesis Master’s program are eligible for the three-year residency PhD program. Cumulative GPA of 3.7 based on both undergraduate and graduate transcripts. For International applicants, an English Language Competency score of TOEFL >100 (Internet) or IELTS 7.5.

For international students

Applicants must have,

  • First-class thesis Master’s degree or its equivalent
  • 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
  • Most candidates for admission to a doctoral program possess a Master's Degree. Direct entry to some programs is possible for those with exceptional academic 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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