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
Field of Study: Family Practice Nurse/Nurse PractitionerNursing Science (MS, PhD)
Description This program is for BScN prepared applicants who wish a Master’s (course based) degree leading to a PHCNP.
Website: Nursing (Course-based/Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Diploma) at McMaster University – Faculty of Health Sciences
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 (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 90] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]

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 7. 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
  • Work Experience

Applicants are required to submit a confidential letter from two persons who have known you in a professional context, two academic and two clinical references, a Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications and funded research grants), and a personal essay responding to four questions related to suitability for the PHCNP program. Applicants are also required to have two years of full time nursing practice within the past five years (3640 hours). Please visit the website for complete details.