M.Sc. On Campus

Physiology and Biophysics

Dalhousie University

18 months
19784 CAD/year
12392 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.Sc. Physiology and Biophysics program at Dalhousie University provides students with a basic training in research in physiology and biophysics. Students graduating with the M.Sc. degree should be able to conduct supervised research or to enter Ph.D. programs in physiology or related disciplines. 


Seize the opportunity to specialize in topics that interest you. At Dalhousie University, 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
  • respiratory physiology

What’s waiting in your future?

A master’s degree in physiology or biophysics gives you the flexibility and the knowledge to pursue potential careers in:

  • pharmaceutical companies
  • biotechnology companies
  • government
  • public science education

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Functions
  • Advanced Respiration
  • Directed Readings in Physiology and Biophysics
  • Endocrine Physiology
  • Molecular Physiology of Ion Channels
  • Cardiovascular Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree
  • Degree granted by university of recognized standing
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.7 in the last 60 credit hours of study
  • Complete the graduate application form (online application)
  • Pay $115 application fee
  • An official academic transcript and degree certificate (if degree conferral not stated on Transcripts) for each post-secondary institution attended
  • Two academic reference letters

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19784 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19784 CAD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    12392 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12392 CAD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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