Acadia University - Division of Research and Graduate Studies

Division of Research and Graduate Studies
214 Horton Hall, 18 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS
Canada B4P 2R6


Program Information
Faculty: Research and Graduate Studies
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Description Acadia is fortunate in its geographical location, for the local diversity of habitats provides a strong basis for field-oriented course work, enabling the Department to offer a good balance of outdoor and indoor laboratory experiences. The Department is fortunate to own property on Brier Island (Digby County) and Hemeon Head (Lunenburg County), and to operate the Richardson Field Station in Biology on Bon Portage Island (Shelburne County). The Richardson Field Station provides accommodations and laboratory facilities for both course work and thesis research. As a budding biologist, our department places an emphasis on research rather than course work. Individual programs of study are determined by the candidate's supervisor and committee. The advisory committee consists of the supervisor and at least two other faculty members or research associates. Applicants are advised to contact their prospective supervisor directly at the time of application. Acceptance of a qualified candidate is made primarily on the recommendation of the prospective supervisor.
Website: Biology at Acadia University - Division of Research and Graduate Studies
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 70 to 70
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 80] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Two reference letters and one official transcript from every post-secondary institution attended are required. For all international applicants, a copy of passport (only page 1 and 2) is also required.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.
* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: August 13, 2016