Master of Science in Health Sciences

Notice: At the time of application to the MSc Health Sciences program, all applicants must provide proof of communication with a potential supervisor.  This proof of communication should indicate their interest and willingness to review said application, and upon acceptance to the program, agree to supervise.
*Applicable Supervisors:

Davina Banner- Lukaris, Professor (NURS)
Russell Callaghan, Professor (NMP)
Sarah de Leeuw, Professor (NMP), Adjunct Prof (HSc)
Shannon Freeman, Associate Professor (NURS)
Kendra Furber, Assistant Professor (NMP)
Andrea Gingerich, Associate Professor (NMP)
Sarah Gray, Professor (NMP) 
Waqar Haque, Professor (Computer Sci, Business)
Neil Hanlon, Professor (GEOG)
R.Luke Harris, Associate Professor (HSC)
Dawn Hemingway, Professor Emerita
Ross Hoffman, Professor Emeritus (First Nations Studies)
Kevin Keen, Professor (Math & Statistics)
Tammy Klassen-Ross, Senior Instructor (HLSC) co-supervise
Chow Lee, Professor (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology)
Taru Manyanga, Assistant Professor (MPT-N)
Rob Olson, Professor (UBC)
Linda O'Neill, Professor (PSYC)
Margot Parkes, Professor (Health Sciences, NMP)
Chelsea Pelletier, Associate Professor (HSC)
Stephen Rader, Professor (Biochemistry, Chemistry)
Caroline Sanders, Associate Professor (NURS)
Mamdouh Shubair, Associate Professor (HSC)
Daniel Sims, Associate Professor (FNST)
Angele Smith, Associate Professor (ANTH)
Catherine Whalen, Associate Professor (EDUC)
Catharine Schiller, Assistant Professor (NURS)
Indrani Margolin, Associate Professor (SOCW)

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.