The Marine Affairs Program by Dalhousie University (MMM) is a one-year, professional, non-thesis and interdisciplinary program offering required (core) classes in the marine, social, management and political sciences as well as a choice of more tan 65 elective courses offered by the major graduate faculties and profesional schools. The MMM program is also available on a part-time basis.
Applicants to the MMM must satisfy general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. These include a Bachelor's Degree from a university of recognized standing with honours or its equivalent with a minimum average of B (3.0 GPA, 72% or Second Class Honours, Upper Division). In some cases, additional university education may be required. Selection criteria include an essay demonstrating interdisciplinarity, relevant work experience, and career objectives. Dalhousie University encourages applications from qualified women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.
For the academic year that begins in September 2009, applicants should note that the DEADLINE for receipt of applications is JANUARY 31, 2009 for those wishing to be considered for Faculty of Graduate Studies scholarship funding. All other applications are due by FEBRUARY 28, 2009
Dalhousie University application materials for applying to the MMM program to the can be viewed and downloaded from the web at marineaffairsprogram.dal.ca.
The Marine Affairs Program Admissions committee reviews each complete application individually and makes recommendation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies those applicants that meet the minimum requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the requirements of the Marine Affairs Program Admissions Committee. It is a competitive application process. Applicants are notified in April and May the result of the application review process.
English Language Equivalency
As the standard language of study at Dalhousie University is English, applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate level programme in English before admission. The standard test is the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) (www.toefl.org). The Faculty sets a minimum acceptable score of 580 for the written TOEFL, 237 for the computer-based test and 92 for the internet-based test. The following other tests will also be accepted with the following minimum scores:
MELAB, minimum score 90, www.lsa.umich.edu/eli/melab.htm IELTS, minimum score 7, www.ielts.org
CAEL, minimum score 60 overall, no band score lower than 50, www.cael.ca/
Original English Language scores must be submitted directly to the university from the official test giver. The test must have been taken within the last 2 years. Contact the test giver directly for more information.
All application documents must be submitted in English. The applicant must arrange for any documents that are not in English to be officially translated. This includes transcripts.
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Marine Affairs Program - Dalhousie University
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