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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
    • Residency placement
    • Thesis
Program of Study

Semester One (Fall)
  • AHS 6001: Canadian Health Systems
  • AHS 6002: Ethical Foundations of Applied Health Research
  • AHS 6003: Research and Evaluation Design and Methods
Semester Two (Winter)
  • AHS 6004: Determinants of Health
  • AHS 6008: Advanced Qualitative Methods OR
  • AHS 6009: Advanced Quantitative Methods
Semester Three (Summer)
  • Residency Placement
Semester Four (Fall)
  • AHS 6005: Policy and Decision Making
  • AHS 6997: Master's Thesis
Semester Five (Winter)
  • AHS 6007: Knowledge Transfer and Research Uptake
  • AHS 6997: Master's Thesis
Semester Six (Summer)
  • AHS 6997: Master's Thesis - Academic Defence (if applicable)
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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