Dalhousie Medical School

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Physiology and Biophysics

Dalhousie Medical School

Faculty:Faculty of Medicine
Field of Study:Biophysics
Physiology, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $10,108

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


Seize the opportunity to specialize in topics that interest you. At Dalhousie, a master's program in physiology and biophysics gives you the flexibility to choose from the following specialties: cardiovascular physiology; endocrinology and neuroendocrinology; molecular and genetic physiology; neuroscience; and respiratory physiology.


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 with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.7 (A- average) in the last 60 credit hours from a university of recognized standing. Students who do not have the minimum GPA requirements may still be eligible for admittance to the graduate program in Physiology and Biophysics under some conditions. Please discuss this with your prospective supervisor.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250]
    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- 100; Computer TOEFL - 250; Written TOEFL - 600; or IELTS - 7.5. 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