Applied Science, Ph.D.

Applied Science, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language

About

The Benefits of Doing a PhD in Applied Science at Saint Mary's University

  • Dynamic, interdisciplinary learning environment
  • Conduct cutting-edge research
  • Friendly and multicultural student body
  • Make valuable contacts with employers via internship
  • Make a real difference with your applied research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The PhD in Applied Science at Saint Mary's University allows students to conduct research under the supervision of faculty in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Management Science, Math and Computing Science, and Physics. 

For more information, please visit program website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.7
Recommended score: 3.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.7 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Admission Requirements

  • MSc in a discipline related to the proposed research field
  • Minimum GPA equivalent of 3.7/4.3 in masters-level coursework
  • A faculty member who agrees to supervise your research

Students applying for Graduate Studies at Saint Mary’s University must submit:

  • An online application form plus the $70 processing fee (non-refundable)
  • A supplemental form (if required by program)
  • Official proof of English language proficiency (if required)
  • Recommendation Forms
  • Official transcripts for all universities and colleges attended
  • Additional documentation required by the program
  • For more information, please visit program website.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      14182 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 14182 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
    • National Applies to you

      7879 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 7879 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Halifax

    • 1235 - 1960 CAD/month
      Living Costs

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

    Funding

    • Minimum stipend is normally $19,400 per year.

    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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