Master of Health Science (MHSc)

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Health Science
Subject
Health and Medicine
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Health Sciences
Program Components
Coursework + Major Project/Essay required
Faculty
Faculty of Medicine
School
School of Population and Public Health
 

Overview

The Master of Health Science (MHSc) degree is a degree designed to give the graduate strong clinical research methodology skills that can be applied to their academic and clinical interests. The program is adapted towards students who have an MD or equivalent (e.g., dentistry or veterinary medicine), and want to gain skills in applying epidemiological and statistical methods to evaluating and conducting clinical research.

Students pursue course work in clinical research skills. These skills will include epidemiological design and analysis, systematic reviews, clinical trial design, data analysis and presentation. Qualitative as well as program and economic evaluation methodology courses are available. The underlying precepts for all courses are critical thinking skills. There will be an opportunity to explore health policy and population health concepts through a limited number of electives that are part of the program.

What makes the program unique?

This is the only program in B.C. that offers formal training in clinical research methods to MDs (and equivalents). The program is ideally suited for residents, fellows, junior faculty and others who wish to incorporate clinical research into their career plans. The program is flexible and can be done on a part-time basis, allowing students to continue their clinical training or practice, while in the program. 

 

Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

100
22
21
22
21

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

7.0
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5

Prior degree requirements

The program is restricted to applicants who have an MD or equivalent (e.g., dentistry or veterinary medicine).

Career Options

Upon graduation, students will be able to carry out clinical research in their area of specialization, as an independent researcher or a member of a research team. The MHSc degree makes graduates highly competitive for academic positions in health science centres and for research positions in industry. 

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$102.00$165.00
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$1,600.60$4,925.70
Tuition per year$4,801.80$14,777.10
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) Not applicable
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$923.38 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

 20162015201420132012
Applications3937344449
Offers2625252424
New registrations2322211818
Total enrolment4848403639

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 93% based on 60 students admitted between 2006 - 2009. Based on 65 graduations between 2012 - 2015 the minimum time to completion is 0.99 years and the maximum time is 4.32 years with an average of 1.34 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 12 July 2017]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 8 April 2016].

Further Program Information

 
 

September 2017 Intake

Application Open Date
01 February 2017
Canadian Applicant Deadline
01 February 2017
International Applicant Deadline
01 February 2017

September 2018 Intake

Application Open Date
01 December 2017
Canadian Applicant Deadline
01 February 2018
International Applicant Deadline
01 February 2018

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