PhD in Health in Canada at Dal U




University Dalhousie University (Dal U)
Location: Halifax, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Canada
Type Public
Program Type Thesis-based
Program Delivary On campus
Language English
Program Duration 3-4 years
Students 20,380
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Detailed Information of PhD in Health in Canada at Dalhousie University

Program Overview for PhD in Health in Canada:

The PhD in Health is offered as a full time residency program. Students who have completed a thesis-based Masters are eligible for two-year residency during which the student must reside in Halifax and pay full fees and tuition to Dalhousie University while completing required coursework and Comprehensive Exams. Subsequently, continuing fees will be paid as students complete research and prepare their dissertation (generally two additional years).

Students with a non-thesis based or entry to practice Masters are eligible for three-year residency.  These students will complete research experience courses which include a small-scale research/pilot project in their first year.  These must be completed before the student pursues the regular (two-year) program requirements.  

At this time there is no distance or part time option for the PhD in Health program.

The eligibility for PhD in Health in Canada for both domestic and international student is:

Students will be considered for acceptance into the PhD in Health program only after completion of a Master’s degree from an accredited program. Applicants who have completed a research (thesis-based) Master’s will be eligible for the two-year residency PhD program and those who have completed a non-thesis Master’s program are eligible for the three-year residency PhD program. Enrollment must be on a full-time basis and there is no distance learning option. 

Program Specific Admission Requirements:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.7 based on both undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  • Commitment of a faculty supervisor or co-supervisors.
  • An approved plan of funding for the duration of the residency period.
  • For International applicants, an English Language Competency score of TOEFL >100 (Internet) or IELTS 7.5.
  • Students with non-thesis Master’s degrees may be eligible for two-year residency if they can demonstrate independent research. Following the guidelines provided by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, ways to demonstrate equivalency include a major research paper, presentation at scholarly conferences, publications in journals, etc.

Other Application Documents you need:

  1. Official Transcripts
  2. Letter of recommendation (2)
  3. Updated CV/Resume
  4. Statement of Purpose

N.B: Most universities have specific international admission requirements based on different education systems.

These are the test eligibilities for the PhD in Health to qualify.

The English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements for PhD in Health in Canada: are:

N.B: ELP is not mandatory for all international students. You could apply without ELP if your previous degree's medium of instruction were in English. Students of Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, for example, are not required to take the ELP test.

The scholarships available for the PhD in Health are:

The international student tuition fees and costs for PhD in Health in Canada.

Items Costs
Application Fees C$115.00
Tuition Fees Click Tuition fee
Living Cost C$10,800.00/year
(C$900.00/month)
Student Earning C$16,064.00/year
You will earn C$16,064.00/year by working (20h/week * 4 weeks * 8 months * CAD 12.55/h) + (40h/week * 4 weeks * 4 months * CAD 12.55/h) at minimum wage of $12.55/hour.

The domestic student tuition fees and costs for PhD in Health in Canada.

Items Costs
Application Fees C$115.00
Tuition Fees Click Tuition fee
Living Cost C$10,800.00/year
(C$900.00/month)
Student Earning C$16,064.00/year
This is just an estimate. You don't have any work hour limit. You will earn C$16,064.00/year by working (20h/week * 4 weeks * 8 months * CAD 12.55/h) + (40h/week * 4 weeks * 4 months * CAD 12.55/h) at minimum wage of $12.55/hour.

Applicants wishing to apply for September 2022 admission are encouraged to review the information found here and contact the Program Administrator at phdhealth@dal.ca for transcript evaluation.

In addition to program and scholarship funding, our researchers often have grant-funded opportunities for doctoral students. Interested applicants are asked to refer to the contact information listed in each opportunity.

For questions about the application process and to submit documents, please contact:
PhD in Health
Program Administrator
(902) 494-7809
phdhealth@dal.ca

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