Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University, located in Nova Scotia, Canada and established in 1818, is a diverse research University and the only Atlantic Canadian member of the U15, an association of reputed research-intensive universities in Canada. The University offers a number of master's degree programs in disciplines such as Business Administration, Agriculture, Economics, Neuroscience and Sociology.
  • Average Tuition CAD 22,000
  • Students 18,800
  • International Students 20%
  • Total Annual Cost CAD 23,029
  • Intakes Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Application Deadline April 1, August 31, December 31
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Dalhousie University offers over 95 master's degree programs in a variety of fields including Social Science, Open Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Law and Health. The University offers academic programs incorporating research as well as industry collaboration. Research at Dal includes a focus on global issues, with development projects in 15 and research collaborations in nearly 100 countries. Additionally, Dal has 100 active infrastructure projects funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), with a total of 253 approved projects and an investment of $103 million, with an additional support for these projects worth $30 million from the Province of Nova Scotia. The campus provides student centers for career and academic guidance and skill development workshops.
  • 01Well-established research infrastructure and offerings, including being one of only 27 awarded Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC), in Ocean Science and Technology, and 50 Canada Research Chairs.
  • 02Award-winning faculty members include professors with awards such as the Order of Canada award and the Women Leaders in Digital Economy Award.
  • 03Notable alumni include the first female judge to the Supreme Court of Canada, the first American woman to walk in space and around 90 Rhodes Scholars.

Master Programs

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Agriculture

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Agriculture. The program offers courses that focus on forestry, horticulture, plant breeding, soil science, and plant nutrition.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Anthropology

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Architecture

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; and professional responsibilities.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Bioinformatics

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    The program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Bioinformatics. The program offers courses that focus on the use of information technology to study living things, and the use of computers to collect, and organize biological information.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Biology

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Biomedical Engineering

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biomedical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of molecular and cellular biology, general physics, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering. The program will enable students to apply engineering principles to medicine and biology healthcare purposes.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Business Administration

    CAD 32,341 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Chemical Engineering

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Chemistry

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Civil Engineering

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to problems that arise from creating and maintaining structures; mechanics; hydraulics; geotechnics; materials science; and statistical analysis.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Classics

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Classics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of literature, history, philosophy, languages, and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Communication

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Computer Engineering

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the mathematical and scientific areas in analysing, designing, developing and operating computer hardware and software systems, and related equipment and facilities.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Computer Science

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Economics

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Electrical Engineering

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    English

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Environmental Engineering

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Environmental Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on basic engineering principles and how they connect to the environment, engineering thermodynamics, the fundamentals of process engineering and chemistry.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Environmental Studies

    CAD 18,611 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Finance

    CAD 32,341 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Food Science

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Food Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of chemistry, biology, nutrition, physiology, and the process and production of high quality and nutritious foods.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    French

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Health Administration

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Administration. The program offers courses that focus on studying the administration of public health systems, management, health care systems, and hospital networks.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Health Science

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Science. The program includes the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of knowledge to improve health and cure diseases. The program offers courses that focus on human anatomy, chemistry, biology, pharmacology and public health.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    History

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Industrial Engineering

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Industrial Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of applied mathematics; physical sciences; social sciences; engineering analysis; systems design; computer applications; and evaluation methodology.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Information Management

    CAD 42,954 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals of information management, information systems, and electronic business.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Journalism

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the fundamentals of Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Law

    CAD 24,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the world of law and contemporary governance, with a focus on the European Union. The program offers courses that focus on the independent professional practice of law; the legal system; and civil and criminal law.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Leadership

    CAD 32,341 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the leadership skills required in a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. The program offers courses that focus on the study of organizational planning; the dynamics of leadership; team building; conflict resolution and mediation; communication; and other management skills.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Management

    CAD 32,341 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Mathematics

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Mechanical Engineering

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing; the end-product systems used for manufacturing equipment; and hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Microbiology

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Microbiology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biochemistry, physiology, cell biology, ecology, and clinical aspects of microorganisms.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Molecular Biology

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Molecular Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biochemistry, molecular biology, laboratory science, evolution, and microbes.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Music

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Neuroscience

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Applied Cognition and Neuroscience. The program offers courses that focus on cognition, artificial intelligence, human-computer interactions and neurological diagnosis and monitoring.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Nursing

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Occupational Therapy

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Occupational Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human development psychology, anatomy and physiology, physics, and kinesiology.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Petroleum Engineering

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Petroleum Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles in the design, development and operational evaluation of systems for locating, extracting, processing and refining crude petroleum and natural gas.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Pharmacology

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Pharmacology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of toxicology, biology, chemistry, pharmacy, and physiology.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Philosophy

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Physical Education

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with the knowledge of exercise and physical activities that promote physical fitness. The program combines coursework that includes professional education and physical education, offering courses that focus on the study of kinesiology; exercise psychology; and motor skills development.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Physics

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Political Science

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Psychology

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Social Work

    CAD 22,885 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Sociology

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

  • Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Statistics

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effective communication and presentation of results relying on data.

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Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 263
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 279
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 301
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 272

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.30
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 92
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 7.00
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 550
  • Minimum SAT 1650

Accreditations

    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    Dal offers a number of scholarships to international students, including the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarships for programs requiring a thesis, and Eliza Ritchie Doctoral Entrance Scholarship for outstanding female students.

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          • Testimony
            1988-1990, MBA

            Dalhousie MBA

            I came to DAL from CBU in Cape Breton (BBA 88') and had both a great academic and business experience (Coburg Consultants) at Dalhousie. With a class size of 100, the placement rate in full time employment was second to none, even in the jaws of a deep domestic recession. Key employers were confident in expending their Corporate Banking training budgets in further developing DAL MBA grads. DAL grads retain a reputation for hard work, loyalty and fair dealing, all traits that transcend both borders and business cycles.

          • Testimony
            2005-2008, MBA

            Dal Inspired My Mind

            It was a privilege to take the DAL MBA (FS) program geared towards financial services executives, professionals and managers. This program provided me with a great experience in a number of areas: it is academically challenging and well structured to balance the needs of a busy professional, it provides substantial insights into the industry and creative tools today's financial services manager needs and can use when making decisions at work, and it provides a significant opportunity to network with like minded professionals. Dal program inspired me to do more, and I did more. It helped me get to where I am today.

          • Testimony
            1983-1987, Bachelor of Science (BSc)

            Great university, wonderful education, incredible location!

            Dalhousie consistently strives to attract strong faculty who provide a great, well-rounded education and a strong platform from which to launch successful careers.. As a host city, Halifax can't be beaten for its architecture, culture and facilities.