Administrative information can be found below:
The School of Graduate Studies assigns a student number and barcode to each individual who accepts an offer to the program. If you need a replacement card, please contact the School of Graduate Studies, email@example.com, 905-525-9140 ext. 23679.
Each student will be provided with a McMaster University email account which will be active while the student is registered in the program. All electronic communication with students will be through their McMaster University email account. Students are to use McMaster email addresses to communicate with faculty members, staff and instructors.
Avenue To Learn (A2L)
Courses are offered primarily via online delivery. The courses will be available through the Avenue to Learn (A2L) electronic learning platform. During the term, A2L will be the central location for you to find course content, learning objectives, assigned readings, course-related dates, schedule and announcements. You will participate in online discussions and submit your assignments via A2L. You will notice some similarities and some differences between instructors as they lay out their course on A2L. Please note that final grades are posted on Mosaic, not A2L.
Leaves of Absence (LOA)
If a student is unable to fulfill their requirements in the HSED program because of extreme circumstances, please contact the HSED Administrative Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately. You will have to fill out a Petition for Special Consideration outlining your reasons for taking a LOA. The Director of the HSED program will then review the request and approve or deny it. This policy is in line with Section 2.4.5 of the School of Graduate Studies’ Graduate Calendar. You can find the form, and all other relevant student forms in the Helpful Forms section of the School of Graduate Studies website
Petitions for Special Consideration
In extenuating circumstances, students may require accommodation for their courses or the program in general. As such, students are required to fill out the Petition for Special Consideration to the Committee on Graduate Admissions and Study. You can find the form, and all other relevant student forms in the Helpful Forms section of the School of Graduate Studies website
School of Graduate Studies Forms
The School of Graduate Studies have a forms for various administrative situations. Please visit the Helpful Forms section of the School of Graduate Studies website to access relevant forms for graduate students.
Health Sciences Graduate Studies Federation
The Health Sciences Graduate Student Federation (HSGSF) is a student-run organization that represent all graduate students within the Faculty of Health Sciences. They plan academic, social, and athletic events, and provide support to health science graduate students including a voting promotion event, careers night, budgeting workshops, Phoenix socials, coffee houses, and charity events. Connect with HSGSF through social media:
Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines
University policies, procedures and guidelines are located on the McMaster University website. All associated School of Graduate Studies policies are located in the Graduate Calendar.
Where to go for Help
Program related issues
The HSED Administrative Assistant is available to help guide you through the program and to help navigate challenges affecting your participation in the program. The HSED Administrative Assistant can also assist with administrative matters such as leaves of absence, education plans, and change of status.
Course related issues
If you have issues related to a specific course, your first contact should be with either the Course Instructor or the Course Coordinator. These include course content, grades and any other issues pertaining to the course. If the response from the Course Coordinator is not satisfactory, the next person to contact would be the HSED Administrative Assistant.
If you have a concern of a personal nature and you do not feel comfortable talking directly to the HSED Program Administration, please contact the Student Wellness Centre (SWC) at 905-525-9140 ext. 27700, or email email@example.com. SWC provides a range of services for students including counselling, arrangement of student accommodations, assistance with academic writing, and access to medical support. Please visit the SWC website for a detailed list of services and contacts. Student Accessibility Services provides or assists all McMaster students with their academic and disability-related needs. Please visit their website for a detailed list
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: