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Master of Health Sciences

Location: Online
Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Format: Part time

As a health sciences educator, you have the power to help shape future of healthcare. This program builds on your bachelor’s degree and credentials as a health professional, so you can pursue or advance your career in academic health sciences.

This part-time program is offered entirely online, giving you the flexibility to continue to work, and can be completed in approximately two years. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from a rich variety of health professionals whose backgrounds offer a wide range of voices and perspectives for a truly diverse experience. When you graduate, you’ll be well prepared to promote excellence in teaching and learning, translate theory and novel strategies to the learning environment, expand the evidence base in health professions education, and link education, research, and practice in transforming systems of healthcare.

Learn more about the Master of Health Sciences program. 

  • An earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Experience, interest or current employment in healthcare
HSC 710 Health Professions Education Across the Higher Education Spectrum
HSC 725 Interprofessional Core Competencies for Health Professionals
HSC 730 Educational Leadership: Departments and Schools  3
HSC 782 Principles and Theories of Teaching and Learning
HSC 784 Curriculum and Course Design
HSC 786 Assessment and Evaluation of Teaching and Learning  3
HSC 805 Literature Review and Focused Research
HSC 815 Healthcare Research Methods  3
  Graduate Elective
  Graduate Elective
  Graduate Elective
HSC 732  Independent Research


Our flexible course schedule allows students to go customize their curriculum plan to fit their needs. The following is a sample curriculum plan for the Master of Health Sciences.

Year Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year One 
DHY 751 – Adult Learning Theory & Clinical Teaching for Health Professions DHY 753 – Curriculum and Course Design for Health Professions Education HSC 710 - Health Professions Education Across the Higher Education Spectrum
HSC 720 - Health Professions Program Development, Evaluation & Accreditation HSC Elective HSC 805 – Conducting Lit Review & Focusing Research
Year Two HSC 815 Healthcare Research Methods HSC 730 - Educational Leadership: Departments and Schools HSC 732 Independent Study / Directed Research
HSC Elective HSC 715 – Educator Competencies HSC Elective
Online tuition is calculated at a cost-per-credit rate based on the program you choose and the number of credits for which you register. Learn more about Online tuition and fees here.