Thunder Bay • Orillia

Health Sciences Graduate Programs Information


The Department of Health Sciences offers a Standard full-time, or Flexible full-time on-campus, thesis-based Master of Health Sciences degree.

The overall objective of the Master of Health Sciences program is to provide students with an understanding of the complexities of the health sciences through a focus on individuals, communities, and organizations. The program is primarily intended to prepare skilled graduates who will make a positive impact on health through involvement in research. Therefore, the degree is designed largely to prepare students who will emerge as health researchers, and will provide advanced methodological and health-related education that will enhance both their understanding of health and their ability to contribute to the advancement of health. Faculty members provide a variety of perspectives focusing on the continuum of healthcare delivery from various disciplines.

Students have the option of completing one (1) specialization, among: Epidemiology; Gerontology; Indigenous and Northern Health; and Social-Ecological Systems, Sustainability and Health.

The following Health Sciences Graduate program offerings are available:
Each program is marked with a TB, O or W designation to distinguish where each program is available.
(TB = Thunder Bay campus, O = Orillia campus, W = online)

Master of Health Sciences (Thesis Option) (TB)
Master of Health Sciences (Specialization in Epidemiology) (Thesis Option) (TB)
Master of Health Sciences (Specialization in Indigenous and Northern Health) (Thesis Option) (TB)
Master of Health Sciences (Specialization in Gerontology) (Thesis Option) (TB)
Master of Health Sciences (Specialization in Social-Ecological Systems, Sustainability and Health) (Thesis Option) (TB)
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences (TB)