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What will I learn?

The Biology Department at Dalhousie University offers MSc programs in a broad range of specialties. Students in the department enjoy a lively intellectual and social atmosphere created by an international mix of students who have diverse interests. Programs of study and research are flexibly designed to suit the individual needs of students. Scholarship and other forms of financial support for students are available.

Areas of Investigation

  • Regulatory genetics
  • Gene probing in population ecology
  • Cell and developmental biology
  • Physiology of marine organisms
  • Marine ecology
  • Life history theory
  • Behavioural ecology
  • Applied ecology

All graduate students are required to take the graduate communications skills class and the graduate modules class in their first year of study. In addition to providing a solid beginning to a full program of study, these courses give new students an opportunity to meet each other and become quickly integrated into our research community. Additional graduate courses may be taken within the Department of Biology or within other academic units at Dalhousie University.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$12,003.12 (US$ 9,044) per year
Application deadline

Expected December 2022

Start date

Expected September 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

Admission requirements for the MSc in Clinical Vision Science include a bachelor’s degree with honours or a bachelor’s degree with 4 years of undergraduate study from a recognized institution of higher education with a minimum of B average (GPA 3.0). 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.

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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