Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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School:Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Degree:Doctorate
Field of Study:Classics and Classical Lang., Lit., and Linguistics, Gen.
Description:The Department of Classics has on file a detailed description on the regulations for the PhD degree. All students should obtain a copy from the departmental office.

The Classics PhD degree consists essentially of work in the advanced seminars of the department in the candidate’s main field (the number and extent to be determined by the Supervisory Committee in consultation with the candidate); work in the seminars of the department in the minor field (the number and extent to be determined by the Supervisory Committee in consultation with the candidate); and a substantial and original thesis of value in the judgment of the department.
URL:Classics at Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Areas of Research:Hellenistic and Hellenistic Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,439

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.

    Applicants are required to have a first-class thesis Master’s degree or its equivalent, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.7 (A- average) in the last 60 credit hours of study from a university of recognized standing. The identification of a first class Master’s degree is based on grades in coursework; evidence of a well written, high quality thesis, and other indicators, such as publications in refereed journals, presentations at scholarly conferences, etc. The normal admission requirement is the MA in Classics or equivalent preparation. The minimum residence requirement for such candidates is two years, during which time they must satisfy the general requirements of the Faculty, and, in addition, must demonstrate competence in the languages (ancient and modern) necessary for research in their particular fields of study.

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

    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