Master of Science in Health Sciences

      *Applicable Supervisors:
Henry Harder, Professor
Chow Lee, Professor (Biochemistry, Chemistry)
Martha MacLeod, Professor (Nursing)
Geoffrey Payne, Professor (Biochemistry, Northern Medical Program)
Stephen Rader, Professor (Biochemistry, Chemistry)
Glen Schmidt, Professor (Social Work)
Shannon Wagner, Professor
Sarah de Leeuw, Associate Professor (Northern Medical Program)
R. Luke Harris, Associate Professor
Dawn Hemingway, Associate Professor (Social Work)
Margot Parkes, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, Health, Ecosystems and Society
Mamdouh Shubair, Associate Professor
Kevin Smith, Associate Professor
Chelsea Pelletier, Assistant Professor

The MSc in Health Sciences offers a combined student-centred and community-oriented approach.  The MSc strengthens student capacity to progress their research interests, and equips a new generation of researchers to understand and respond to contemporary health challenges, especially those faced by northern, rural, remote, and Indigenous communities.  The interdisciplinary program provides opportunities for those interested in health within a changing health system, to explore and research, and to benefit from the diverse health research strengths in the School of Health Sciences and across UNBC.

Students pursue research approaches that fit with their interests, learning from a range of research expertiese, spanning, but not limited to, biomedical, epidemiological, community health and ecohealth approaches.  Our students also benefit from active research partnerships across and beyond the university, that create opportunities for applied and community - oriented research, with direct experiences working with and learning from a range of community partners.

Our research-based Masters degree equips students for a thriving career in health research (including applications for PhD programs), and is well suited for established health professionals seeking a research-oriented program that will build on existing practice and skills.  While not required, experience in research methodology and statistics is beneficial for this program.

For graduate application information and application packages please visit UNBC Graduate Programs.