Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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Health Sciences (MSc)

Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Field of Study:Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $8,455
National: $8,883


The Master's (MSc) degree in Health Sciences provides advanced learning and hands-on, interdisciplinary research in health sciences in new, state-of-the-art facilities. Students develop a deep appreciation for, and understanding of, the complexities of health problems and solutions through a health-based, research thesis and core courses developed to explore interdisciplinary health topics and science communication. This program is designed to meet a growing need for interdisciplinary health research, and skills in knowledge translation and data analysis. The interdisciplinary nature of the program ensures research theses span health disciplines, are informed by expert faculty and external partners across health sectors and fields of research, and that knowledge is communicated to stakeholders across scientific and broader health communities.


Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Applicants for the master's program will normally hold an Honours undergraduate degree or equivalent professional degree. Normally, an average of B+ or higher is required for admission. At least one university-level course in statistics is also required for admission. Applicants judged to be generally acceptable but deficient in some aspect of preparation may be asked to complete course-work in addition to the program requirements. In addition to transcripts and letters of reference, application packages will include a statement of interest explaining how the applicant's career goals are aligned with the program and a statement of expertise, including previous research and/or work experience. The admissions committee will also consider the requirement for an appropriate balance of academic backgrounds to provide the disciplinary expertise required for the group projects, which are designed to represent a mixed-discipline workplace in the health sector.

Students may receive advanced standing with transfer of credit for up to 1.5 credits. Advanced standing will be considered only for core courses. It will be determined on an individual basis in consultation with the M.Sc Supervisor and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs and pursuant to Section 6.1 of the General Regulations section of this Calendar. In general, a grade of B+ or higher is necessary in the equivalent courses in order to receive advanced standing.

* 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 September 01, 2022