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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)

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.

Program Information

  • Program Length: 2 years (full time), 4 years (part time)
  • Program Requirements:
    • 7 online courses
    • Monthly online seminars
    • In-person student workshop
    • Residency placement
    • Thesis
Program of Study

Semester One (Fall)
  • MED 6282: Canadian Health Systems
  • MED 6286: Ethical Foundations of Applied Health Research
  • MED 6284: Research and Evaluation Design and Methods
  • Online seminars 1, 2, and 3
  • In-person student workshop (typically held in December)
Semester Two (Winter)
  • MED 6290: Determinants of Health
  • MED 6294: Advanced Qualitative Methods OR
  • MED 6295: Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Online seminars 4, 5, 6, and 7
Semester Three (Summer)
  • MED 6296: Residency Placement
Semester Four (Fall)
  • MED 6288: Policy and Decision Making
  • Master's Thesis
  • Online seminars 8, 9, and 10
Semester Five (Winter)
  • MED 6293: Knowledge Transfer and Research Uptake
  • Master's Thesis
  • Online seminars 11, 12, 13, and 14
Semester Six (Summer)
  • Master's Thesis
Program Fees (Per Semester)
Program Fee
Student Union Fees
Student Federation Fees Recreation Fees
Student Services Fee Campus Renewal Fee
Dental Coverage
Drug and Health Insurance Total Cost
(Per semester)
$2,000.00 $30.85 $8.98 $59.76 $50.00 $166.67 $86.99 $136.99 $2540.24

Admission Requirements
  • Successful completion of a four-year Bachelor's degree or Bachelor's degree with Honours from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 (equivalent to a "B" or 75%).
  • Students whose first language is not English need to provide language test score results from one of the following:
    • A TOEFL paper-based score of 550 or internet-based score of 80.
    • An IELTS average band score of 6.5.
    • A MELAB score of 85%.
    • A CAEL score of between 50-60 in each of four bands with at least 2 band scores of 60.
    • A CanTEST score of 4.5 in listening comprehension and reading comprehension and a score of 4 in writing.
    • A PTE Academic score of 58 in each of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. 
  • While not a requirement, completion of an undergraduate Statistics course is considered an asset.
Please note: In addition to the admission requirements, only those students who are able to secure a research supervisor to provide the student with funding over the course of their degree (two years) will be admitted to the program. Therefore, students are strongly encouraged to attempt to find a thesis supervisor prior to submitting their application. Core faculty can be viewed here.

Interested applicants must apply online by March 1st.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Rick Audas, Program Lead

Amy Fudge, Program Coordinator

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