Dalhousie Medical School

Faculty of Medicine
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, 5849 University Avenue
Halifax, NS
Canada B3H 4H7


Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Pharmacology
Description The graduate programs in our department are designed to provide in-depth experience in laboratory research in experimental pharmacology, and provide a broad knowledge of academic pharmacology. The PhD program in particular is designed to generate competent scientists capable of initiating and maintaining independent research programs in either academic or industrial settings. At Dalhousie University, faculty members work with approximately 50 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff on a variety of research objectives that include cancer, cardiovascular and muscle diseases, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington's disease, epilepsy, and drug abuse. Collaborative research projects with faculty in clinical departments such as Neurology, Psychiatry, Urology, Ophthalmology, Anaesthesia and Medicine enhance our research and training environment.
Website: Pharmacology at Dalhousie Medical School
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 3 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 (Paper Based) [min. 600] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250]

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- 100; Computer TOEFT - 250; Written TOEFL - 600; or IELTS – 7.5. 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:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
Applicants are required to submit two academic reference letters, either through the electronic reference system in the online application or by paper. 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