McMaster University – Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Health Sciences
1200 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON
Canada L8N 3Z5

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences
Degree: Master; Co-op
Field of Study: Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, OtherMedical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Description HRM at the MSc level aims to develop and refine critical and scholarly skills in the methodological aspects of applied clinical and health systems research. The specific skill domains include: research synthesis, research design, data gathering, knowledge translation, data-analysis and interpretation, communication of research results, and selection and development of measurement tools. Students may opt for the thesis-based or course-based MSc degree. Individuals from a wide range of professional backgrounds and disciplines are eligible for admission. A co-operative (co-op) educational option in the HRM program provides opportunities for greater exchange between non-profit organizations and for-profit companies engaged in health product development, health services delivery and health policy-making and the university. It provides students with an excellent opportunity to apply the new knowledge and capabilities gained from the program and gain practical research experience. Taking the co-op option will delay the student for eight months.
Website: Health Research Methodology at McMaster University – Faculty of Health Sciences
Thesis Based? Yes
Course Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:

National: $8,623.17

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes supplementary fees.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

Applicants whose native language is not English will be required to submit an official copy of their TOEFL score, or other evidence of competency in English is required. A minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 92 (580 on the paper-based TOEFL test or 237 on the computer-based TOEFL test) is needed for the Faculty of Health Sciences. Students taking the IELTS are required to achieve a minimum score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each category. Equivalent scores on other recognized tests may also be considered. Each of these scores are only valid for 2 years. Students who have completed an Academic ESL program through Canadian academic institutions may petition to have this considered in lieu of TOEFL. Applicants may be exempted from this requirement if they have completed a university degree at which English is the language of instruction.

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests

Applicants are required to submit two confidential letters of recommendation from referees, a two page statement of interest where the applicant will indicate their field of specialization, and an up to date curriculum vitae. Interviews may be required for full-time Stream II students to complete our assessment of applicants and to match candidates with potential supervisors. Please visit the website for complete details.