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Who Should Apply?

Candidates for admission to this health science education program will have an honours-equivalent, four-year bachelor’s degree or related health professional degree (e.g., Bachelor of Health Sciences from the Nursing, Physician Assistant or Midwifery Programs, or Bachelor of Social Work), an MD, or a Master of Science in Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy, etc. or others with special permission and health care qualifications. Preference will be given to those with teaching experience in a health-related discipline. However, applicants without teaching experience will be considered. Deadline for applications is mid January of each year.

Indigenous Students

Indigenous participation in the Health Sciences Education Graduate Program is important. To ensure equitable admissions we have a facilitated admissions process for First Nations, Inuit and Métis applicants. In accordance with the Self-Identification policy of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) applicants who wish to apply through this stream must complete the supplementary Self-identification Application. Information on the policy, application requirements and the online application can be found here.

Indigenous applicants who meet the minimum admission requirements and receive recommendation through the FIAP application will be eligible for this stream. The academic criteria for Graduate Students at McMaster University stipulate that applicants must demonstrate a minimum undergraduate GPA of B-minus to be considered. However, the Health Sciences Education Graduate Program will give full consideration to applicants with Grade Point Averages below this threshold provided that they demonstrate relevant clinical experiences as health professional educators.

Program Overview


Goals of the Program

Skills Students will Gain

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