Master's Degrees in Human Medicine in Canada

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Studying Human Medicine

Human medicine is the study and practice of diagnosis, treatment and disease prevention of patients, with the purpose of improving their well-being. When student gain enough knowledge to put their courses into practice, they become well-trained doctors choosing from wide range of specializations.

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Studying in Canada

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Applying to a Master's in Canada

Have you decided to study a Master's degree in Canada? Let's check the list of documents you will need to meet the application requirements for universities in Canada:

  • A Bachelor's degree;

  • The completed application form;

  • CV;

  • A nicely-worded letter of intent;

  • Proof of English (or French) proficiency;

  • Evidence that you can support yourself financially during the whole study period;

  • Two letters of reference, that say you are ready to study that particular Master/PhD.

To study an English-taught Master's in Canada you'll have to prove your English skills with a language certificate such as IELTS, C1 Advanced, TOEFL, CAEL, CanTEST, MELAB. Depending on when you plan on starting your studies in Canada, know that there are two application sessions. That's why, if you plan on starting in winter, the application deadline is early September, while summer enrolments end in early March.

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103 Human Medicine Master's degrees in Canada

M.Sc. Genetic Counselling

Over the past decade, advances in genomic medicine and genetic technology have been dramatic. Genetic counsellors have an integral role to play in helping patients and other healthcare professionals understand the options, benefits and limitations of this rapidly changing landscape. The Genetic Counselling program is offered by the University of British Columbia.

M.Sc. Microbiology and Immunology

The programs refine critical and scholarly skills in fields and areas of specialization and prepare students for a variety of careers in teaching and research both within and outside of academia, including in a governmental, clinical, or industrial setting. 

M.Sc. Kinesiology

The MSc (Kinesiology) program commenced in 2005. In its short history, 10 master’s students have continued on to doctoral programs. Graduate students have authored or co-authored approximately 20 peer-reviewed articles in that period. 

M.Sc. Audiology and Speech Sciences

The MSc program in Audiology and Speech Sciences at the University of British Columbia offers graduates an entry-level degree to practice as an Audiologist or a Speech-Language Pathologist. At the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, problem-solving is highly valued as an acquirable skill. The School’s thorough, theoretical approach guides graduate program coursework. 

M.Sc. Family Medicine (Thesis) - Bioethics

The department has developed unique and rigorous research programs for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students that advance academic excellence in family medicine and primary health care through patient-oriented, community-based research with innovative methodologies and participatory approaches.

Faculty of Medicine
M.Sc. Epidemiology

The Master of Science in Epidemiology is designed to provide the common methodological foundation from which to conduct research across diverse health-related areas.

M.Sc. Experimental Medicine

Experimental Medicine is the study of the pathogenesis and treatment of disease. Modern experimental medicine represents a rapidly growing body of knowledge involving the determination of diseases processes and the development of appropriate therapies. The program is offered by the University of British Columbia.

M.Sc. Pathologists' Assistant

The course and practicum-based program comprises two continuous years of full time studies leading to a Master of Science in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology with specialization as Pathologists’ Assistant (PA). 

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
M.Sc. Rehabilitation Science (Thesis)

The School is internationally recognized for the excellence of its contribution to research in rehabilitation. Excellence in research and teaching is the foundation and tradition of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University.

Faculty of Medicine
M.Sc. Pathology

Graduate research is focused on the mechanisms of cell and tissue injury; the etiology, pathogenesis and behaviour of disease; identification of novel biomarkers; potential treatment targets of various diseases; and molecular imaging.

M.A. Gerontology

The MA in Gerontology prepares students for professional or academic roles requiring specialization in aging. It is for those with an undergraduate degree in a related discipline and who have completed coursework in aging.

M.Sc. Family Medicine (Thesis) - Medical Education

The department has developed unique and rigorous research programs for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students that advance academic excellence in family medicine and primary health care through patient-oriented, community-based research with innovative methodologies and participatory approaches.

Faculty of Medicine
M.Sc. Rehabilitation Science

The MSc in Rehabilitation Science (MSc) program is designed for graduate students who ultimately want careers as independent scientists in health-related disciplines. It can also serves as a stepping stone on the pathway to advanced research training for students planning to pursue a PhD in Rehabilitation Science or related fields.

School of Graduate Studies
M.Sc. Experimental Surgery (Non-Thesis)

Experimental Surgery offers graduate-level training leading to an M.Sc. or a Ph.D. degree. At the master's level, in addition to the core program, those who are interested have a new opportunity to choose a concentration in Surgical Innovation, Surgical Education, or Global Surgery.

Faculty of Medicine
M.Sc. Speech-Language Pathology

The course-based masters program of training in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (formerly known as the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology) commenced in the fall 1992-93 academic year. 

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
Master Neurosurgery

The Neurosurgery residency program is enhanced by a full range of modern diagnostic equipment and Canada's first gamma knife unit, as well as a close link with the Section of Neurology and a strong core of neuroscience teaching and research at the University and Winnipeg's two major teaching hospitals.

M.Sc. Cellular and Molecular Medicine

The programs prepare candidates for a variety of careers in teaching and research both within and outside of academia. During training, the student will develop a critical approach to published work and to his own work.

Master Periodontics

The degree program in Periodontology offered at the Faculty of Dentistry is an accredited Master of Dentistry program in Periodontics. Its goal is to provide advanced education and training in the field of periodontology and surgical implant dentistry to prepare graduates to pursue careers in clinical practice, academics and research.

M.Sc. Medical Rehabilitation

The M.Sc. Medical Rehabilitation is a post-graduate research-based Master’s program open to graduates of four-year Baccalaureate degrees (or equivalent) in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Respiratory Therapy; or of a related discipline such as Kinesiology, Biomedical Engineering, or Exercise Science.

M.Sc. Immunology

The graduate program in Immunology provides state-of-the-art training in immunological research. Students gain a foundation in the functions and interactions of all components of the immune system, including infections such as cryptococcus neoformans, pseudomonas aeruginosa, lyme disease and malaria, and diseases such as diabetes. 

Master Family

A broad knowledge base and clinical skill sets enable family physicians to work in diverse settings such as patients’ homes, outpatient clinics, emergency departments, labour and delivery suites, hospital wards, and nursing homes. Family medicine often serves as the main entry point to the health care system and the hub that provides continuity of care throughout the life cycle. 

M.Sc. Surgery

The program is open to residents in Surgery at the University of Manitoba currently enrolled in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) specialty training program. The RCPSC program is a postgraduate clinical specialty certification program and residents earn the M.Sc. as an additional degree to their certification. 

M.Sc. Pathology

The Department of Pathology offers two programs leading to a Master of Science degree. Honours Science graduates with a strong background in biology can carry out coursework plus either a: Research Based Program and thesis (requires an agreement with a supervisor) or a Practicum leading to a paramedical qualification as a Pathologist’s Assistant.

M.Sc. Otolaryngology (Thesis)

The Master of Science degree in Otolaryngology trains otolaryngologists and physicians for clinical or basic science research in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Faculty of Medicine
M.Sc. Gastrointestinal Sciences

Research in the Gastrointestinal Sciences graduate program focuses on creating a better understanding of normal digestive function including the mechanisms responsible for dysfunction and the development of disease.

M.Sc.A.OT. Applied Occupational Therapy (Non-Thesis)

The School is internationally recognized for the excellence of its contribution to research in rehabilitation. Excellence in research and teaching is the foundation and tradition of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University.

Faculty of Medicine
M.Sc. Medical Genetics

The UBC Department of Medical Genetics is an inspiring and productive community of scholars of genetics and genomics; an outstanding provider of knowledge, technical expertise, and compassionate care for our patients. The Medical Genetics program is offered by University of British Columbia.

M.Sc. Experimental Surgery

Graduate students/residents are an integral part of the academic research program and are considered ‘junior colleagues in research’. The success of the academic department’s research relies heavily on the work students are involved in.

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
M.Sc. Clinical Medical Biophysics

The Department of Medical Biophysics works very closely with other university departments, research institutes, and hospitals in the City of London to offer unique graduate training opportunities in diverse fields including: cardiovascular disease, microcirculation, hemodynamics, biomechanics, and cancer.

M.Sc. Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

The thesis-based master's and PhD programs offer students a multidisciplinary research environment that promotes creativity and leads to academic excellence. Often this takes form in collaborative thesis research between our innovative basic and clinical research faculty, thus creating opportunities for world class research that cannot be established elsewhere.

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
Master Ophthalmology

The University of Manitoba offers a five year comprehensive residency training program in Ophthalmology that is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 

M.Sc. Medical Science

For over 40 years the graduate program in Medical Science has prepared students for independent scientific careers in academic and non-academic settings. Graduates of the master's program have gone on to doctoral studies or jobs in industry at leading institutes across Canada and around the world.

M.Sc. Medical Radiation Physics (Thesis)

The Medical Physics Unit is a teaching and research unit concerned with the application of physics and related sciences in medicine, especially (but not exclusively) in radiation medicine; i.e., radiation oncology, medical imaging, and nuclear medicine.

Faculty of Medicine
M.Sc. Medical Science

The Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy programs in Medical Science are available in a wide range of basic sciences, clinical sciences, and population health research. Under the mentorship of a faculty member, a student receives specialized training and exposure to Toronto’s finest multidisciplinary research. 

School of Graduate Studies
M.Sc. Surgery

The Surgery program is open to residents in Surgery at the University of Manitoba currently enrolled in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) specialty training program. The Surgery program provides surgical residents a year free of clinical duties to complete the required course hours.

M.Sc. Dental Sciences (Thesis)

The goal of this program is to train students in research in the dental sciences which comprise a number of disciplines relating to the functioning of the oro-facial complex.

Faculty of Dentistry
M.Sc. Human Nutrition (Thesis)

In the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, cutting-edge nutrition research is conducted by its 10 tenure-track professors and four faculty lecturers in all areas recommended by North American Nutrition Societies. These include molecular and cellular nutrition, clinical, community, and international nutrition.

Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
M.Sc. Psychiatry (Thesis)

McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry is one the most prestigious in the world. In the 1950s and 60s, Heinz Lehmann conducted the first North American clinical trials for antipsychotic and antidepressant medications.

Faculty of Medicine
M.Sc. Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology

The graduate program in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology provides a curriculum of courses and a broad-based multidisciplinary approach to research in mechanisms of human disease leading to Master of Science degree.

School of Graduate Studies
M.Sc. Experimental Surgery (Thesis)

Experimental Surgery offers graduate-level training leading to an M.Sc. or a Ph.D. degree. At the master's level, in addition to the core program, those who are interested have a new opportunity to choose a concentration in Surgical Innovation, Surgical Education, or Global Surgery.

Faculty of Medicine
M.Sc. Rehabilitation Science (Non-Thesis)

The School is internationally recognized for the excellence of its contribution to research in rehabilitation. Excellence in research and teaching is the foundation and tradition of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University.

Faculty of Medicine
M.Sc. Family Medicine (Thesis)

The department has developed unique and rigorous research programs for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students that advance academic excellence in family medicine and primary health care through patient-oriented, community-based research with innovative methodologies and participatory approaches.

Faculty of Medicine
M.Sc. Neuroscience

The Neuroscience graduate program seeks to advance research contributing to the understanding of the brain and mental health, promote independent thinking and prepare graduate leaders to excel in any field of human endeavor.

M.A. Medical Anthropology (Thesis)

The M.A. program in Medical Anthropology is given jointly by the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Social Studies of Medicine (SSOM). The program is open to students with backgrounds in the social sciences, the medical professions, or the medical sciences.

Faculty of Arts
M.Sc. Experimental Medicine (Thesis)

Experimental Medicine is a Division of the Department of Medicine charged with the task of providing graduate education in the Department, and enabling professors located in the research institutes of the McGill teaching hospitals and other centres to supervise graduate students.

Faculty of Medicine
M.Sc. Aging

The Department of Human Ecology offers both course-based and thesis-based Masters programs.

Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
MHK Human Kinetics

The Master of Human Kinetics (MHK) and the PhD program in Kinesiology at the University of Windsor both enjoy a national and international reputation for excellence.

M.Sc. Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine of Memorial University of Newfoundland, one of 17 Canadian medical schools, was established in 1967. The Faculty is housed within the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s, a modern facility which also includes the adult and women’s hospital, the Janeway Children’s Hospital, the H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, and the Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy, plus specialized units and support services. 

M.Sc. Orthodontics

The Orthodontics program provides a background in the basic sciences underlying orthodontic treatment and instills a critical, independent, problem-solving approach toward clinical practice.

M.Sc. Surgery

The Department of Surgery at Western has a large, well-established, and highly-regarded post-graduate surgical education training program that includes seven individual subspecialty programs.

M.A. Kinesiology

The Master of Arts in Kinesiology (MA) offered by University of British Columbia is a thesis-based degree which provides advanced education and research training in the social, behavioural, and/or managerial sciences. In particular, students pursue studies in areas such as exercise and sport psychology, the sociology of health, physical activity, and/or sport, and sport history.

Master Pediatrics

The Section of Postgraduate Medical Education oversees the training program of physicians pursuing a career in pediatrics.  The Pediatric Residency Program is designed to fulfill the Specialty Training Requirements in Pediatrics from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), as well as the requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics. 

Master Disability Studies

The Disability Studies program allows students to examine the policies and practices of all societies in order to understand the social, rather than the physical or psychological, determinants of the experience of disability. This focus shifts the emphasis from a prevention, treatment, remediation paradigm to a social, cultural, political one.

M.Sc. Physiology (Thesis) - Chemical Biology

The Physiology Department offers training leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. The scope of the ongoing research, and close connections with the McGill teaching hospitals, offer excellent opportunities for collaborations with hospital-based scientists.

Faculty of Medicine
M.Sc. Oncology

The Department of Oncology trains students to conduct basic and translational research into mechanisms of cancer causation, detection, imaging, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
M.Sc. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

The graduate program in Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences engages students in advanced research through the Cardiovascular Group, the Smooth Muscle Research Group and the Airways Inflammation Research Group. Students' individual research programs are supported by multidisciplinary, laboratory environments that encourage collaboration and exposure to new techniques and model systems.

M.Sc. Surgery

The Department consists of  more than 400 physicians, surgeons, scientists and educators and over 70 administrative, research and technical staff in nine divisions. The Surgery program is offered by University of British Columbia.

M.Sc. Rehabilitation Science

The MSc in Rehabilitation Science (MScRS) program is designed for graduate students interested in careers in academic and non-academic health and related interdisciplinary fields.

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
M.Sc. Experimental Surgery (Thesis) - Surgical Innovation

Experimental Surgery offers graduate-level training leading to an M.Sc. or a Ph.D. degree. At the master's level, in addition to the core program, those who are interested have a new opportunity to choose a concentration in Surgical Innovation, Surgical Education, or Global Surgery.

Faculty of Medicine
Master Combined Medicine/Research

The combined MD/PhD and MD/ Master’s Programs provide benefits to both scholarship and to the professional development of physician-scientists by allowing better integration of clinical and research training experiences, and also provide better opportunities for fostering translational research.