- Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]
English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Computer TOEFL- 237; Written TOEFL - 600; MELAB - 85; IELTS - 7; CanTest - 4.5 (with no band score lower than 4.0); or CAEL 70 with no band score lower than 60. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A- on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written.
|Additional Admission Requirements:
Applicants are required to submit: a study plan (4-5 pages) outlining the applicant's area of research interest, how this interest fits with the School of Nursing research foci, a statement of the preliminary plans for thesis research, goals in undertaking doctorate work, initial intentions regarding course work and future career plans; three examples of the applicants written scholarly work, such as publications, research reports or grant proposals; a Curriculum Vitae - this document should be formatted to include post-secondary education, certification, registration, awards and honours, professional employment, committees, presentations and publications, professional affiliations and activities (specify role) and relevant volunteer activities (specify role); and three letters of reference - academic references from two professors familiar with the candidate's earlier graduate work (or, where appropriate, one letter must be from a thesis supervisor). One reference must be from an employer. Please visit the website for complete details.
- Letter(s) of Reference
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Research Interests