The Telfer Master of Science in Health Systems (MSc HS) cultivates researchers and industry leaders who will lead in transformation. We have developed a multi-talented, multidisciplinary core group of faculty who specialize in applying both qualitative and quantitative methods to health systems. Students in our program have come from varied disciplines including sociology, psychology, engineering, business and a number of health-related fields. They have studied such diverse topics as wait time management, human resource planning, inter-professional team development, capacity planning, information technology adoption and impacts, quality of care and patient perceptions of illness. What they have in common is a strong desire to apply their knowledge to help improve the quality and timeliness of care in health systems in Canada and around the world. 

See healthcare as a system

Students in the Telfer MSc program learn to think of health systems more holistically, recognizing the increasing need for a continuum of care from community engagement to acute services. For instance, primary care, preventive medicine and disaster preparedness are all components of a health system that are often underappreciated and under-researched.

Enrich your studies by working across disciplines

Our MSc program draws on the expertise of faculty and researchers from many fields, including management, operations research, computer science, medicine, health sciences, health services, administration, sociology, psychology, nursing, and economics. Working with professors from across disciplines is seen as a significant asset to developing a systems approach to healthcare management.

An Internship Experience

Your internship will make it possible for you to participate in research projects, ideally positioning you to hone your research skills and deepen your knowledge of health systems. Your internship is also a perfect opportunity for you to further your thesis research and take advantage of the expertise of leading health-systems researchers. Read more (link to tab) 

Prepare to excel in a challenging field. Get ready to make a difference in modern healthcare. Choose the Telfer Master of Science in Health Systems.