Dalhousie Medical School

Medical Neuroscience - Anatomy and Neurobiology

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Program Information

School:Dalhousie Medical School
Faculty:Faculty of Medicine
Field of Study:Anatomy
Neurobiology and Neurophysiology
Description:As one of Canada’s top 15 research universities, Dalhousie is an excellent choice for your doctoral studies. Not only will you be part of the broader research community, you will also benefit from being part of the Faculty of Medicine, home to over 345 medical researchers working on more than 845 innovative research projects.

Through our Division of Anatomy, you can further your anatomical study and enhance your clinical skills thanks to the generous donations of Maritimers to the Human Body Donation Program and the Clinical Cadaver Program.

URL:Medical Neuroscience - Anatomy and Neurobiology at Dalhousie Medical School
Length:4 Year(s)

Admission Requirements


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    Applicants are required to have a first-class thesis Master’s degree or its equivalent, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B average) in the last 60 credit hours of study from a university of recognized standing. In addition, applicants are expected to have received a sound training in biological science. Applicants with an excellent background and an A- or better average may apply for direct admission to the PhD program. Others may apply for the MSc program, with option to transfer to the PhD program after one year, contingent upon the recommendation of the student’s advisory committee.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]
    Application Notes : 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.

    Modified on October 22, 2016