Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Program Information

School:Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Public Health, Other
Description:The Master of Arts Health Promotion (MA Health Promotion) program focuses on understanding and challenging inequities in health across diverse settings and populations.

If you have an interest in solving important social health issues and conducting research that may influence the health and well-being of individuals and communities, this program will provide the challenges, skills, opportunities, and support to help you reach your goals. Through valuable connections to community-based organizations, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations, students have many opportunities to apply their theoretical knowledge to research, policy, and practice.
URL:Health Promotion at Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
National: $10,108

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Candidates for admission must hold at least a four-year Bachelor’s Degree (honours or honours equivalent degree is recommended) with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 (B+ average) in the final two years of study from a university of recognized standing. Candidates must also have a sufficient background in health promotion with at least 24 credit hours in health promotion or health-related courses. Qualifying work may be required of applicants whose background for advanced studies in Health Promotion is judged deficient. Applicants are also required to have a grade of ‘B’ or higher in both a research methods and a statistics course, and some experience with research (e.g. Honours degree, research assistantship, etc.)

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

    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.

    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.
    Cost Notes : This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.

    * 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