Dalhousie Medical School

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


Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Medecine
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Description Pathology, the study of the essential nature of disease, uses a wide variety of approaches to elucidate mechanisms responsible for disease. Because of its close academic and clinical ties with the QEII Health Sciences Centre and the Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre for Children, Women and Families which provide tertiary care for the entire Canadian Maritime region, the Dalhousie Pathology Department is able to offer an unsurpassed milieu in which to pursue experimental pathology.
Website: Pathology at Dalhousie Medical School
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 (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or CanTEST [min. 4.5]

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.

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