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Master of Health Science (MHSc)

Course Description

General Information

The Master of Health Sciences (MHSc) degree is a professional degree designed to give the graduate strong research methodology skills that can be applied to their academic and clinical interests. The program is adapted towards students who have an MD and want to gain research experience by applying epidemiological and statistical methods to a major paper under the supervision of a faculty member.

Students pursue course work in clinical research skills. These skills will include survey and questionnaire design and analysis, systematic reviews, clinical trial design, data analysis and presentation. Qualitative as well as program and economic evaluation methodology courses are available. The underlying precepts for all courses are critical thinking skills. There will be an opportunity to explore health policy and population health concepts but not in depth due to the limited number of credits needed to graduate.

Quick Facts

- Degree: Master of Health Science
- Specialization: Health Sciences
- Subject: Health and Medicine
- Mode of delivery: On campus
- Program components: Coursework + Major Project/Essay required
- Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

Master of Health Science

The M.H.Sc. program is designed to provide graduate education primarily for physicians. The emphasis is on the application of rigorous methodology to the study of health issues in populations, spanning assessment, and policy development and assurance.

Course work is in a wide variety of topics: etiologic research; data base analysis; assessment of diagnostic tests; clinical trials; policy analysis; utilization studies; investigations of occupational and environmental health issues. The program's goal is to enhance the students' development of critical thinking and skills in research design and conduct.

Visit the Master of Health Science (MHSc) page on the University of British Columbia website for more details!

Student Profiles

International Tuition Award - No. of awards TBC

International Tuition Awards assist international graduate students with their tuition fees if they are registered full-time in research-oriented master’s and doctoral programs.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to $3,200 per annum


Students must hold a valid Student Authorization (Study Permit).

Application Procedure

Students do not need to apply, as all international students who are eligible are automatically considered for this scholarship. Awards are assigned on the Student Information System, and, once assigned, can be viewed by logging onto the Student Service Centre.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Applicants will be considered for admission if they have an M.D., meet the general requirements of admission to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and satisfy the M.H.Sc.'s minimum admission prerequisites View Website .

Course Fees

Tuition per year: Canadian $4,615.35, International $8,108.40

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