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Most students complete the Telfer Master of Science in Health Systems in 18 months:

  • You dedicate your first two semesters to completing core and elective courses, and working on your thesis proposal.
  • You must present your thesis proposal to the Thesis Committee for approval by the end of your second semester.
  • Your Health Systems Research Internship occurs any time after your thesis proposal is approved.
  • You will be expected to continue research on your thesis during the Internship and defend your final thesis thereafter.
Fall Year 1 Minimum of 2 courses (6 units)
Winter year 1 Minimum of 2 courses (6 units)
Thesis Proposal completed
Spring/summer year 1 MHS 7991 Health Systems Research Internship (6 units)
THM 7999 (Thesis) (12 units)
Data Collection
Fall year 2 THM 7999 (Thesis)
Winter year 2 THM 7999 (Thesis)
Analysis and writing
Spring/summer year 2 THM 7999 (Thesis)
Final Draft and defence

*MHS6991 - Health Systems Research Seminar - students are required to attend the regular seminars throughout their program of study; students who are preparing their thesis research proposals are normally expected to present their proposal and preliminary research results in the Spring/Summer (year 1).

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