Health Sciences Education, M.Sc.

Health Sciences Education, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #66 (ARWU) ,
An inter-professional program designed for health professionals (i.e., physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, midwives, physician assistants, etc.) and others who wish to develop mastery skills as health professions educators, scholars, and researchers.

About

The program builds on the internationally renowned signature pedagogies in health science education developed and pioneered at McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences (Problem-Based Learning, Self-Directed Learning). Two completion pathways are available: a course-based option or a thesis-based option.

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 will be highly accessible through blended delivery of online and in-class formats.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Assessment & Evaluation
  • Science Education: Residency II
  • Health Science Education: Residency I
  • Educational Technologies in Higher Education
  • The Fundamentals of Skill Acquisition: Implications for Simulation-Based Education

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
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score:
Recommended score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Honours Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Each program may set additional/higher requirements. Please review the program website for details.
  • Degrees and grades from foreign universities are evaluated for their equivalency to McMaster’s. Please contact the program for specific details.
  • 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
  • Transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the program office
  • Two academic references
  • English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12645 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12645 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    5281 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5281 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Hamilton

  • 1163 - 1630 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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