Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University, with campuses in Halifax and Truro, in Nova Scotia, Canada, offers 4,000 courses in over 180 degree programs through its faculties of Agriculture; Architecture & Planning; Arts & Social Sciences; Computer Science; Dentistry; Engineering; Graduate Studies; Health Professions; Law; Management; Medicine; and Science.

  • Average Tution CAD 18,023
  • Students 18,100
  • International Students 14%
  • Total Cost CAD 14,046
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 16:1

School Description

Dalhousie University was founded in 1818 by George Ramsay, the ninth Earl of Dalhousie. The University however suffered several setbacks in its early years. Nearly 50 years later Dalhousie University reorganised and opened with roughly 56 students, six professors and one tutor. Even then it was a while before the University started to flourish. In 1879 George Munro, a wealthy New York publisher with Nova Scotia roots, helped the university with its money troubles. His contributions essentially saved the University from closure. In 1886, the university moved from the Grand Parade in downtown Halifax to the Forrest Building on today’s Carleton campus and spread gradually to occupy Studley Campus.

The 20th century saw the University grow and thrive. In 1997, Dalhousie amalgamated with the Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS) but kept the Dalhousie name. Five years later, in 2012, Dalhousie amalgamated with the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC) in Truro which is now the Faculty of Agriculture. The University now serves nearly 18000 students from 150 countries.  

Master Programs

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Agriculture

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on agriculture and related sciences and that prepare individuals to apply specific knowledge, methods, and techniques to the management and performance of agricultural operations.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Anthropology

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Architecture

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of architecture and to conduct research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; professional responsibilities and standards; and related cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Bioinformatics

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of computer-based technologies and services to biological, biomedical, and biotechnology research. Includes instruction in algorithms, network architecture, principles of software design, human interface design, usability studies, search strategies, database management and data mining, digital image processing, computer graphics and animation, CAD, computer programming, and applications to experimental design and analysis and to specific quantitative, modeling, and analytical studies in the various biological specializations.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Biology

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Biomedical Engineering

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of biomedical and health systems and products such as integrated biomedical systems, instrumentation, medical information systems, artificial organs and prostheses, and health management and care delivery systems.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Business Administration

    CAD 32,341 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Chemical Engineering

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes, such as chemical reactors, kinetic systems, electrochemical systems, energy conservation processes, heat and mass transfer systems, and separation processes; and the applied analysis of chemical problems such as corrosion, particle abrasion, energy loss, pollution, and fluid mechanics.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Chemistry

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Civil Engineering

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of structural, load-bearing, material moving, transportation, water resource, and material control systems; and environmental safety measures.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Classics

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the literary culture of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and the Greek and Latin languages and literatures and their development prior to the fall of the Roman Empire.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Communication

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Computer Engineering

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of computer hardware and software systems and related equipment and facilities; and the analysis of specific problems of computer applications to various tasks.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Computer Science

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Economics

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Electrical Engineering

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    English

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Environmental Engineering

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply geotechnical engineering methods, which deal with the analysis, design and construction of earth and earth supported structures, to the application of environmental problems, such as waste containment, waste disposal, construction of land fills, soil permeation, soil analysis, and soil improvement. Includes instruction in soil mechanics, soil dynamics, soil behavior, waste management and containment systems, geosynthetics, geochemistry, earth structures, geoenvironmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, and foundation engineering

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Environmental Studies

    CAD 18,611 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Finance

    CAD 32,341 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Food Science

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of biological, chemical, and physical principles to the study of converting raw agricultural products into processed forms suitable for direct human consumption, and the storage of such products. Includes instruction in applicable aspects of the agricultural sciences, human physiology and nutrition, food chemistry, agricultural products processing, food additives, food preparation and packaging, food storage and shipment, and related aspects of human health and safety including toxicology and pathology.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    French

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of France, other Francophone countries inside and outside Europe, and the French colonial experience and the associated French minorities around the world.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Health Administration

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Health Science

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals and assistants in the health care professions and related clinical sciences and administrative and support services.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    History

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Industrial Engineering

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, material, information, and energy. Includes instruction in applied mathematics, physical sciences, the social sciences, engineering analysis, systems design, computer applications, and forecasting and evaluation methodology.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Information Management

    CAD 42,954 Tuition Fee
  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Journalism

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news and that prepares individuals to be professional print journalists, news editors, and news managers. Includes instruction in 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.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Law

    CAD 24,920 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Leadership

    CAD 32,341 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. Includes instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Management

    CAD 32,341 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Mathematics

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Mechanical Engineering

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Microbiology

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    A residency training program that prepares physicians in the isolation and identification of microbial agents that cause infectious disease, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Requires prior completion of a program in pathology. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Molecular Biology

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of the structure and function of biological macromolecules and the role of molecular constituents and mechanisms in supramolecular assemblies and cells. Includes instruction in such topics as molecular signaling and transduction, regulation of cell growth, enzyme substrates and mechanisms of enzyme action, DNA-protein interaction, and applications to fields such as biotechnology, genetics, cell biology, and physiology.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Music

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Neuroscience

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the interdisciplinary scientific study of the molecular, structural, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Includes instruction in molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain science, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, molecular and biochemical bases of information processing, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences and biomedical engineering.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Nursing

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Occupational Therapy

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to assist patients limited by physical, cognitive, psychosocial, mental, developmental, and learning disabilities, as well as adverse environmental conditions, to maximize their independence and maintain optimum health through a planned mix of acquired skills, performance motivation, environmental adaptations, assistive technologies, and physical agents. Includes instruction in the basic medical sciences, psychology, sociology, patient assessment and evaluation, standardized and non-standardized tests and measurements, assistive and rehabilitative technologies, ergonomics, environmental health, special education, vocational counseling, health education and promotion, and professional standards and ethics.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Petroleum Engineering

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems for locating, extracting, processing and refining crude petroleum and natural gas, including prospecting instruments and equipment, mining and drilling systems, processing and refining systems and facilities, storage facilities, transportation systems, and related environmental and safety systems.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Pharmacology

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of drug interactions on biological systems and organisms and the sources, chemical properties, biological effects, and therapeutic uses of drugs. Includes instruction in pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, toxicology, drug therapeutics, drug action, bodily responses to drug events, biochemical proliferation and differentiation, apoptosis, cell biology, medicinal chemistry, and studies of specific drugs and drug interactions.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Philosophy

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Physical Education

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Physics

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Political Science

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Psychology

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Social Work

    CAD 22,885 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Sociology

    CAD 18,023 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

    Statistics

    CAD 19,034 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of logical symbolic language and its applications.

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Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings 264
  • QS Rankings (Global) 279
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 301
  • SchoolApply Ranking 268

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  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 90
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum SAT 1650

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    Established in 1818

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    Dalhousie University’s first two Bachelor of Arts degrees were awarded to Joseph Henry Chase and Robert Shaw in 1866. The first woman to graduate with a BA degree from the University was Margaret Florence Newcombe in 1885; and the first black law graduate, James Robinson Johnston, graduated in 1896.

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          • 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.

          • 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.

          • 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.