Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 314, Henry Hicks Academic Administration Building, 6299 South Street
Halifax, NS
Canada B3H 4H6


Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: NeurosciencePsychology, General
Description Dalhousie's interdisciplinary Psychology/Neuroscience PhD program emphasizes research and independent critical thinking, undertaken with the guidance of thesis supervisors conducting world-class research in the field. The relationship between student and supervisor is a foundational element of the program, one that hones research skills and encourages the exchange of knowledge between developing and established scientists. Dalhousie is a national and international leader in psychology and neuroscience research. PhD students play critical roles in a diverse range of research projects led by a faculty equally dedicated to teaching and research.
Website: Psychology/Neuroscience at Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] 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: Internet-based TOEFL- 92; Written TOEFL - 580; 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. In addition, if you are applying to the Neuroscience program (and ONLY if you are applying to this program) AND you completed your relevant bachelor's or master's degree at a Canadian University, you do not have to submit GRE scores. GREs are required for all other applicants. Please visit the website for complete details.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
Applicants are required to submit at least two letters from two different referees. All referees must complete a confidential referee letter form and should be encouraged to attach a more detailed letter to accompany this form. Applicants are also required to submit a letter indicating his/her research and career interests. There is no page limit for this statement but it is usually no longer than 1-2 pages. Please visit the website for complete details.

* 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: October 22, 2016