24 months
2025 CAD/credit 12150 CAD/year
2025 CAD/credit 12150 CAD/year
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All master of science (MSc) in Health Sciences program offered by Simon Fraser University students receive financial support either from scholarships, teaching appointments, or professors' research grants. 


The master of science (MSc) in Health Sciences program offered by Simon Fraser University is rigorous and rewarding, preparing students for careers in a variety of fields in public health. 

Our faculty specializes in global health, environmental and occupational health, toxicology, maternal and child health, epidemiology and biostatistics, health promotion and disease prevention, infectious diseases, chronic diseases and aging, mental health and substance use, social inequities and health, adolescent and child development, reproductive health, and health policy.


FHS courses and directed research experiences cover health issues from the level of cells, organisms, systems, communities and populations, encompassing and transcending strictly individual or clinical perspectives.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interdisciplinary Seminar in Health Sciences
  • A minimum of two electives approved by supervisor
  • Students must complete a thesis proposal and a thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


12 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a bachelor’s degree from SFU or its equivalent from a recognized institution
    • a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.33 scale, or 3.33 on a 4.33 scale (B+) based on the last 60 credits of undergraduate courses. All graduate work is also considered.
    • submitted evidence, usually references from qualified referees, of the applicant’s ability to undertake advanced studies in the area of interest.
    • proof of English Language proficiency
    • In exceptional circumstances, a student may be admitted with lower formal qualifications when there is significant experience relevant to the proposed area of scholarship.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12150 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2025 CAD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    12150 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2025 CAD per credit during 24 months.

Cost: $1,871/term x 6 terms = $11,228 minimum total tuition, plus $405/term in ancillary fees.

Living costs for Burnaby

1600 - 2700 CAD /month
Living costs

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


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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