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47250 CAD/year
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About

Respond to the complexity of healthcare through a comprehensive design approach. Get empowered to create ethical, sustainable solutions to pressing challenges across the health sector. We offer a master degree in Design for Health at OCAD University. 

Overview

Bring your educational and practical experience in design, the health sector or in the social sciences of health into an environment committed developing design solutions to complex health challenges. 

Features 

This Design for Health degree is offered at OCAD University. In partnership with world-caliber hospitals, healthcare-research institutes, and a thriving technology cluster you’ll design multi-disciplinary systems, service, program and product solutions for real-world challenges, including:

  • The emergence of new infections including epidemics and pandemics
  • Chronic diseases including mental health and addictions
  • An aging population
  • Health inequities including disparities in access for care for structurally marginalized individuals and groups

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Context and Design 
  • Design Research
  • Studio : Corporeal 
  • Systems : Human Factors 
  • Studio : Spatial 
  • Systems : Systems & Services 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

8 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
B+

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at OCAD University and/or in Canada, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

For consideration by the admissions committee, and in addition to the basic application requirements, applicants need to complete and submit the following through the Graduate Application Portal: 

  • Statement of Intent: Describe your key areas of interest in the health sector, detailing how your academic background and professional experience relate to your interests, and how your intended practice and research align with the objectives of the program. The proposal must be 750 words in length. 
  • Design Portfolio: You must submit samples of relevant student or professional work produced in the last five years. 
  • Alternative Portfolio (for non-design applicants).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47250 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23625 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    14940 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7470 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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