Master of Health Services Research

University of Toronto
General HTA
Course outline: 

The MSc program consists of a minimum of 6 half-year courses and completion of a research thesis of acceptable quality and its oral defense. Two of the courses must be in the Primary Area of Study and two must be in research methods and/or statistics. The remaining two are elective courses.

To be eligible for the minimum program, students must have knowledge of the Canadian health care system and basic research and statistics skills. Students whose preparation is insufficient in these areas will be required to take additional courses. Course exemptions will only be offered to those students who have successfully completed graduate level courses at accredited universities, but no degree was awarded for completion of those courses.

Thesis research must be supervised by a faculty member who has an appointment (either primary or cross-appointment) in IHPME. The thesis must be completed under the supervision of a thesis committee (supervisor and at least one additional member) and must be defended before an examination committee appointed by the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, according to the School of Graduate Studies’ guidelines.

Program Requirements

Students meet annually with their supervisor and the Program Director to review the students’ progress and to plan course work and other activities for the next year.

On average, students complete the MSc program within 18 months, although degree requirements can be completed within one year of full-time studies

Primary Areas of Study

  1. Health Informatics Research
  2. Health Policy
  3. Health Services Organization and Management
  4. Health Technology Assessment
Type of training: 
Master's degree
Delivery mode: 
Face to face
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