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Division of Community Health and Humanities

Graduate Programs - M.Sc.Med (AHSR)

Master of Science in Medicine (Applied Health Services Research)

Application Deadline: March 1
Study Options: Thesis
Length of Program: 2 years
Entry Terms: Fall

The Masters Degree in Applied Health Services Research (MAHSR) is offered through the Atlantic Regional Training Centre (ARTC) - a joint venture between Memorial University, the University of New Brunswick, the University of Prince Edward Island, and Saint Mary's University. This program prepares graduates from diverse disciplines and backgrounds with the necessary skills to tackle complex health policy issues facing us today - and in the future.

Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of a four-year Bachelor's degree or Bachelor's degree with honours;
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (equivalent to a "B" or 75%);
  • Evidence of proficiency in the English language (if required);
  • Securing a faculty member in the division of Community Health & Humanities to be a supervisor should you be successful in the application process. It is recommended that students contact potential supervisors prior to submitting their applications. Core faculty profiles can be viewed here;
  • Be prepared to submit a 1/2 page to 1 page research abstract of intended research if being recommended to the program.
Students should be advised that admission to the program is competitive and not all qualifying students are admitted to the program. The Division of Community Health & Humanities reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant.

Application Process
  • Completion of an on-line application through the School of Graduate Studies;
  • Supporting documentation, which includes:
    • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended;
    • Two letters of appraisal;
    • Proof of English proficiency (if required)
Note: normally applicants are notified about their admission status 6 - 8 weeks after the application deadline date.

Program Cost
  Program Fee
Per Semester
No. of
Semesters Fee
must be Paid
Canadian Citizens/
Permanent Residents
$2,000* 6 $12,000
International Students $2,000* 6 $12,000

Note: students not completing their program by the number of semesters listed above will be required to pay a continuance fee for each additional semester required. Students are also responsible for a number of other fees (i.e student union fees) - see the  Minimum Expense Form for more information.

Financial Assistance

The ARTC does not provide funding (tuition, student fees or scholarships) to students accepted into the program. Prospective students applying to the program are encouraged to apply for external funding. Read about funding sources via the MUN School of Graduate Studies here and through the MUN Faculty of Medicine here.

Contact us

Dr. Rick Audas, Program Lead

Amy Fudge, Program Manager

Read more about the ARTC here:
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