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Health Research Methodology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #72 (WUR) Hamilton, Canada
At the McMaster University we offer a master degree in Health Research Methodology. The program focuses on developing competency and leadership in research methodology that promotes the integration of health relevant disciplinary perspectives to create rigorous and innovative evaluation strategies and frameworks. 

Overview

This is facilitated by an interdisciplinary educational model that draws on faculty from across the faculties of Health Science, Science, and Social Science. The master degree in Health Research Methodology is offered by the McMaster University. 

A research intensive program with the goal of equipping the graduates with research methods skills that enable them to "push the boundaries of knowledge" relevant to improving clinical practice (including medical education research), strengthening health systems and enhancing population health.

Areas of Research

  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Health services research
  • Population and public health
  • Health technology assessment

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Fundamentals of Health Research and Evaluation Methods
  • Introduction to Research Methods for Randomized Controlled Trials
  • Economic Analysis for the Evaluation of Health Services
  • Introduction to Health Technology Assessment
  • Systematic Review Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Honours Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • B+ (B- for Engineering) minimum average, based on a full year equivalent of final year courses (3rd/4th level) relevant to the program
  • Each program may set additional/higher requirements
  • Degrees and grades from foreign universities are evaluated for their equivalency to McMaster’s
  • Departments or programs may establish additional requirements, such as scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Admission is competitive: meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission
  • The admission decision is not subject to appeal
  • Applicants who do not meet the above mentioned requirements, should consult the Graduate Calendar to determine the requirements for exceptional cases

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8762 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4381 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Hamilton

  • 1163 - 1630 CAD/month
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