Dalhousie Medical School

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


Program Information
Faculty: Health Professions
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Description The PhD (Nursing) program at Dalhousie University prepares nurse scientists who will develop nursing practices that improve health outcomes generally or women’s health outcomes specifically. These nurse scholars will provide leadership in the advancement of nursing knowledge, nursing theory and practice, and health policy through scholarly research and the dissemination of research findings. The orientation of the doctoral program is on the short and long term impacts of nursing practices and health outcomes at the individual, family, community, and/or population levels, or women’s health outcomes specifically. The required courses and the doctoral seminar provide forums to analyse, discuss, and critique the concepts of health outcomes and health and social policies from the perspective of nursing practices. Health related policy is addressed through the thesis, doctoral seminars, and courses in the students’ substantive areas. The program is organized around the student’s research question which frames an intensive investigation of a particular question relevant to nursing. This starting point becomes the vehicle for the student to develop an advanced understanding of research method to gain knowledge which contributes to the theoretical development and practice of nursing. The program has a two year residency requirement and program fee.
Website: Nursing at Dalhousie Medical School
Thesis Based? Yes
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 90] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Work Experience

* 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 19, 2016