About MSc. HSED
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Master of Science Health Science Education program (MSc. HSED)?
The Master of Science in Health Science Education program offers online courses in learning and curriculum, simulation/technical & non-technical skills, online learning, educational leadership, assessment and evaluation, and research methods. In addition, two mandatory in-person residency periods must be completed. The program offers students two completion pathways: a course-based option which is offered in online format through part-time studies (full time may be considered with special permission), or a thesis-based option offered in either part-time or full-time studies. Non-health practitioners will only be considered for the full-time, thesis stream. The program will be highly accessible through blended delivery of online and in-class formats.
Who is the MSc. HSED program for?
The MSc. HSED Program caters directly to full-time employed health care professionals who are seeking MSc level education but require a flexible and accessible learning schedule who may wish to complete the program part-time.
When is the application deadline to the program?
The MSc. HSED program will accept applications for the 2018-2019 session from August 28th, 2017 to January 15th, 2018.
How do I apply to the MSc. HSED program?
Please follow the directions outlined by the School of Graduate Studies on the "How to Apply" page of their website
What are the admission requirements for the MSc. HSED program?
Candidates for admission to this health science education program will have an honours-equivalent, four-year bachelor’s degree in a health science or related health professional degree (e.g. Bachelor of Health Sciences from the Nursing, Physician Assistant or Midwifery Programs), an MD, or a Master of Science in Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy, etc. or others with special permission and health care qualifications. Check the Admission Requirements section under Prospective Students for information on additional requirements. Admission is competitive. Meeting the minimum standards does not guarantee admission to the program.
When does the MSc. HSED program start?
The beginning of the program is marked by the initial residency period (HS 700 and HS 707) June 4th – 8th, 2018.
How/Where would I take my courses?
All courses of the MSc. HSED program run online through Avenue to Learn. For descriptions of all core and elective courses offered by the program, please see the Course List. In addition it is mandatory for students to complete a residency period consisting of two independent on-campus courses Health Science Education I and Health Science Education II.
When is this year's residency period?
This year’s residency period will be from June 4th – 8th, 2018. The HS I Residency Week is June 4th - 8th, 2018. The HS II Residency Week is June 5th – 8th, 2018.
How long is the MSc. HSED program?
The program is structured to be flexible and done at your own pace. Further, depending on whether you are a part-time or a full-time student, the program typically takes around 3-5 years.
What are the fees associated with the MSc. HSED program?
Comprehensive details of the fees associated can be found in the Financial Information section under "Prospective Students".
Where can I direct my additional questions to?
Any questions regarding particular modules, assignments, or assessment should be directed to the appropriate instructor. For administrative questions concerns please contact our Administrative Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is the program's Student Ambassador?
Student Ambassadors mandates are to provide a channel of communication to potential applicants, engage current students in personal and professional development, and foster relationships with alumni. The Ambassadors are a very engaged and motivated group and they are a great help and resource to the program.
The best way to contact a Student Ambassador is via e-mail. Please put "Question to Ambassador" in the subject line to ensure that your message doesn't get lost. Please also note that all ambassadors are volunteers as well as current graduate students with busy schedules, so kindly allow 48 hours for their responses.
The current Student Ambassador for the MSc HSEd program is:
When is this year's Geoffrey Norman Day in Education Research?
This year's Geoffrey Norman Day in Education Research will be June 6th, 2018.