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Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

The MSc in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences challenges students to examine complex issues related to human health, disability, and disease through an interdisciplinary lens. The program emphasizes the critical interactions between biological, psychosocial and behavioral determinants of health across the lifespan.

In this two-year, research-intensive, bilingual MSc program, students will examine a wide range of theoretical health frameworks that describe interactions and synergies across several health disciplines. Future health professionals will graduate with a strong methodological skill set, including competencies in quantitative, qualitative, and bioscience research methods.

Course sequence

Research areas

Students in this MSc program will interact and work alongside faculty members from the School of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (ISHS), home to a wide-range of world-class research programs that span and intersect three broad fields of research: population and public health, health technologies, and integrative health biosciences.

Research areas

  • Lifespan and aging
  • Sexual, reproductive and maternal health
  • Nutrition
  • Neurocognitive and mental health
  • Health economics
  • Artificial intelligence in health care
  • Developmental origins of health and disease
  • Palliative care and chronic disease
  • Metabolism and mitochondrial health
  • Global health
  • Risk management
  • Assistive devices

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Application deadlines for Canadian and International students is February 1st.

Required documents: 

  • Letter of intent (2 pages)
  • Transcripts: You must submit official transcripts from every university you attended. This mandatory requirement applies to all courses and programs at any university you have ever attended, including regular programs (completed or not), exchanges, letters of permission, online or correspondence courses, courses taken as a special student or visiting student, etc.
    If the transcript and degree certificate are not in English or French, you must submit a translation of the transcript that is signed and sealed by a certified translator.
  • Resume (CV)
  • Evidence of language proficiency: TOEFL 550 / IELTS Overall 6.5 - Individual 5.0 (Paper-based) OR TOEFL 79-80 / IELTS Overall 6.5 - Individual 5.0 (Internet-based)
  • Additional information form: Declaration of Language Competency, and Letter of support from the proposed supervisor.