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 is accessible through blended delivery of online and in-class formats.
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 2 years (full-time) and around 3-5 years (part-time).
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. Preference will be given to those with teaching experience in a health-related discipline. However, applicants without teaching experience will be considered.
The MSc. HSED program will accept applications for the 2022 - 2023 session from October 4th, 2021 to January 20th, 2022. For additional important sessional dates, please click here to visit the Graduate Calendar.
For important sessional dates, please click here to visit the Graduate Calendar.
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 the Prospective Students tab for information on additional requirements. Admission is competitive. Meeting the minimum standards does not guarantee admission to the program.
If English is not the applicant’s native tongue or they have not attended a Canadian school, an official copy of the applicant’s TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language score or other evidence of competency in English. A minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 92 (550 on the paper – base TOEFL or 237 on the computer-based test) is required.
For more information on the English Language Proficiency Requirements please click here.
The beginning of the program is marked by the initial residency period (HS 700 and HS 707, typically the first week of June.
Thesis students are required to have identified a Supervisor in their application package. This is not a requirement for Course-based students. Course-based students should have an idea of who they wish to become their supervisor near the end of their first year of studies so that they have time to find their research interests and to carefully select the appropriate faculty member.
For the 2021-2022 academic year, both Residency Week 1 and Week 2 (HS EDUC 700 and 707) will be delivered in an online format due to the public health situation. Residency Week 1 will be offered in a mixed synchronous and asynchronous format in early September 2021. Residency Week 2 will be offered in the Summer 2021 term, as a set of four (4) synchronous sessions.
All courses of the MSc. HSED program run online through Avenue to Learn, except for the mandatory on-campus Residency Weeks (HS EDUC 700 & HS EDUC 707). For descriptions of all core and elective courses offered by the program, please see the Course List.
Student Ambassadors 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 Ambassadors for the MSc HSED program are: Victoria Tran and Farah Hasan
This year's Norman Education Research Day will be held virtually on June 9, 2021. This is a mandatory event that students must attend as part of their Residency Weeks (HS EDUC 700 & HS EDUC 707).