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Master of Science in Nursing [M.S.N]

 2 years
 full time
English, French
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, University of Ottawa

$ 23,564 

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Program Description

  • Master of Science(M.Sc) in Nursing at the University of Ottawa is Popular among the Top University Programs in Canada.
  • This is a 2-year Program with
    • Thesis Option (6 full-time terms; 24 consecutive months).
    • Clinical Option (5 full-time terms; 20 consecutive months)
  • This program is taught in both English and French. So, Students must opt for their language of Instruction. 
  • The goal of the master's program is to educate enrolled nurses for an advanced practice role and/or doctoral studies.
  • The program provides rigorous academic preparation based on theory and research to address health-related phenomena experienced by individuals, families, groups, aggregates, and communities.
  • The Master of Science in Nursing program also offers the opportunity to complete additional qualifications notably a Diploma in Primary Health Care for Nurse Practitioners.
  • The Student to Teacher ratio is 12:1 which helps increase in interaction between professors and students.
  • The Majority of the Classes have 20 Students which boosts Students Performance.
  • The Salary of the graduates will be between 41,377 USD – 52,413 USD.
  • To apply for any Scholarship a student must have at least 80% marks.
  • The Careers after graduation are
    • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
    • Health policy researchers, consultants, and program officers
    • Nurse coordinators and supervisors
    • Allied primary health practitioners
    • Physiotherapists,..etc.
  • The other related Programs with the same discipline:
    • Graduate Diploma in Primary Health Care for Nurse Practitioners
    • Master of Science Nursing Specialization in Women's Studies (MScN)

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 49,778 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 01)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL
Offered by Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, University of Ottawa
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing (equivalent to the degree offered by the University of Ottawa) with at least 70% or Grade B average while applying for admission.
  • Have successfully completed an introductory statistics course within the last six (6) years.
  • This course must be completed prior to commencing the program or, if not, during the first term in the program.
  • A current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario or equivalent from another province is required.

Work Experience:

  • The equivalent of two years of recent nursing practice as an enrolled nurse, preferably in the chosen area of concentration, is strongly recommended.

Language Requirments:

  • The students must be able to understand and fluently speak the language of instruction (French or English) in the program. Proof of linguistic proficiency may be required.
  • The students whose official language is not English must submit the English Language Proficiency scores like IELTS or TOEFL.

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • The students must have completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing with 70% marks.

Required Document List

The Documents required are:

  • College Transcripts - The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of bachelor's and higher secondary degree.
  • Financial Documentation - The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
  • Letter of Recommendation - This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
  • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
  • Resume/CV - This provides a summary of the experience and skills of the student.
  • English Language Requirement Scores like TOEFLIELTS,..etc.

Application Deadline

Feb 01

Scores Required

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearsYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$23564$23564
Total fees$24889$24889

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 4,420
Meals$ 5,350
Living expenses$ 2,990


QS World University 2020

Ranked #51/ 100

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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
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VISA & Work Study


  • Student Visa and Visitor Visa (Optional) are required to study in Canada. 
  • The Student visa is a document that the Canadian government issues that allow foreign nationals to study at institutions in Canada.
  • A student visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. The 90 days lets the student prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend their stay.
  • The cost of the student visa is 113 USD.
  • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

The Work-Study Program gives the student a chance to work On-campus if the student is a full-time student:

  • Work Part-time during the academic year to earn around 2,250 USD.
  • Work Full time during the summer months to earn close to 4,500 USD.

The Applications are to be submitted on the university page for the future work term.

  • Spring/Summer term - March 14 to June 13
  • Fall term - August 1 to October 10
  • Winter term - December 1 to January 31

Some jobs available on campus are:

  • Student ambassador
  • Student mentor
  • Research assistant
  • Assistant editor
  • Assistant fundraising officer
  • Theatre costume assistant

Career and Placement after Course

The roles which the students can opt after graduation:

  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • Health policy researchers, consultants, and program officers
  • Nurse coordinators and supervisors
  • Allied primary health practitioners
  • Physiotherapists..,etc

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