The Master of Health Science in Bioethics is offered by the Department of Public Health Sciences in collaboration with the Joint Centre for Bioethics. This professional master's program is designed for health practitioners, researchers, and administrators. 

The goal of the program is to develop students' knowledge and skill competencies in bioethics education, research, and practice in order to strengthen ethics capacity in health organizations. The majority of MHSc graduates use their training to enhance their existing clinical/research/administrative role, e.g., through participating as a chair/co-chair of an ethics committee, a research ethics board member, or a contributor to bioethics education and scholarship. Some MHSc graduates pursue the role of a practicing healthcare ethicist in a healthcare organization by completing a formal practice-based training program (e.g., fellowship) in clinical/organizational ethics. 

The MHSc in Bioethics is conducted in modular format and has no thesis requirement, allowing high-achieving professionals to earn a master’s degree without interrupting their careers. The MHSc program exposes students to the breadth of clinical, organizational, and research ethics issues facing our health system today, with a strong emphasis on interprofessional exchange and practical experience informed by theory (including a practicum component). 

If you are interested in an interdisciplinary research program, consider the Collaborative Specialization in Bioethics.

​Degree Offered

Bioethics - MHSc

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2. For more information on admission requirements, ple​ase review the program'​s SGS Calendar entry: ​​​

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Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines MHSc-1-Mar-2016
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit MHSc-n/a
3. Minimum GPA MHSc-Mid-B
4. Tuition fee -Please visit and refer to Domestic Fees.
-Please visit and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD MHSc-n/a
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MHSc-n/a
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MHSc-n/a
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MHSc-n/a
9. Program length (full-time only) MHSc-6 sessions
MHSc-6 sessions
​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​. 
2. For more information on admission requirements, please review the program’s SGS Calendar entry: