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Master of Science [M.Sc] (Health Sciences)

 2-3 years
 full time
 on campus
 Course & Thesis Based

Field of Study

$ 7,220 

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Program Description

  • Simon Fraser University offers MSc in Health Science with a duration of 2-3 years of an academic, research-based degree program.
  • It is a Full-time, on-campus program and expected to complete in 6 to 9 terms.
  • Major Components of the Health Science program are:
    • Biotechnology research and development.
    • Diagnostic services.
    • Health informatics.
    • Support services.
    • Therapeutic services.
  • The program consists of three options: course work, thesis or project option for a minimum of 30 units.
  • Students involved in research have to complete 12 credits of coursework and a thesis proposal.
  • The University provides different kinds of classroom experience with course field and Co-op opportunities to students.
  • This Course offers internship opportunities for students interested in the research area in the six semesters.
  •  The student-faculty ratio of the Health Science program is 27:1
  • Masters in Economics at Simon Fraser University ranks 2nd in Research according to QS ranking 2019 in Canada.
  • The Health Science Faculty of the department has received awards like Graduate Fellowships, SFU Donor Awards, etc.
  • Placements/Job opportunities after MSc Health Science as Nursing Home Administrator, Clinical Management, Occupational Health, etc.
  • The average salary is 52,200 USD after completion of the program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2-3 years
Fees$ 17,966 for 2-3 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Spring (Deadline - Jul 31)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Bachelor's degree in computing science or related field from a recognized institution.
  • The related fields include a UG degree in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Life Sciences.
  • GPA of at least 3.0/4.33 (B grade).Any graduate work is also considered.

Work Experience Eligibility:

  • Students may be admitted with lower formal qualifications when there is significant experience relevant to the proposed area of scholarship.
  • However, the work experience is more useful for students opting for the course-based M.Sc program.
  • For the thesis-based M.Sc program, admission is offered based upon publications, participation in research projects, and academic awards.


Students without related academic experience or work experience students are also encouraged to apply, given they have following requirement:

  • Students may be admitted with lower formal qualifications when a student has significant experience relevant to the proposed area of scholarship.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree in any field, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) or a minimum of 3.33 (B+) based on the last 60 credits of undergraduate coursework.

Submission of GRE scores is not compulsory for this program, however, it is recommended to submit the scores (minimum 300) for better a chance of admission.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

    Required Document List

    Following are the required documents:

    • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
    • Three academic or professional references: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
    • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
    • Electronic Official transcripts: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
    • A Credential evaluation report from WES Canada or ICES: If students have credentials from an institution outside of Canada or the United States, they must submit a credential evaluation report from WES Canada (course-by-course report) or ICES (comprehensive report).
    • Statement of research interests: Student has to fill their interesting research work area in the application form.

    Application Deadline

    Jul 31

    Scores Required

    88 / 120

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    6.5 / 9

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    65 / 90

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    300 / 340

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    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2
    Tuition fees$7220$7220
    Health insurance$763$763
    Book and supplies$1000$1000
    Total fees$8983$8983

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Room and board$ 5,670
    Food$ 3,075


    US News 2019

    Ranked #482/ 600

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    VISA & Work Study


    • A Student VISA is required to study in Canada which allows to work and do research on-campus.
    • The Student VISA is usually valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
    • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
      • Application form and Study Plan
      • Biometrics (fingerprints and photographs)
      • Valid Passport
      • Official SFU Acceptance Letter
      • Financial Evidence

    Work Study

    The Work-Study Program is an opportunity to participate in research-based projects. Students may work On-Campus and off-campus.

    On-Campus: Work-Study is available during the Fall, Spring and Summer terms. Students will be awarded 140 Work-Study hours for a term. The hourly rate of pay is $15.20 per hour. Students may work on campus without a work permit if they meet  the following requirements:

    • Valid study permit that includes a condition stating Student may work on campus
    • Enrolled as a full-time student

    Off-Campus: Students are eligible to work off-campus and may work a maximum of 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions, and full time during scheduled breaks. Students are eligible to work off-campus without a work permit if they meet the following requirements:

    • Valid study permit that includes a condition stating student may work off-campus
    • Enrolled in a program of 6 months or more that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate
    • Enrolled as a full-time student

      Career and Placement after Course

      The career opportunities are:

      • Nursing Home Administrator
      • Clinical Management
      • Project Manager
      • Occupational Health
      • Informatics

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