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Fall 2020


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January 17, 2020


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Education: MHSc in Bioethics - Program Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School’s additional admission requirements.
  • An appropriate bachelor's degree and a recognized degree in one of the health care sciences (e.g., MD, BScN, BScOT, BScPT, BSW) or equivalent.
  • Applicants from other disciplines are considered on an individual basis.
  • At least a mid-B average (75%) in final year of the degree or in the last 5.0 full course equivalents completed at a senior level.
  • The program favours individuals with outstanding academic credentials and demonstrated evidence of scholarly ability and personal maturity.
  • Potential that the applicant will provide significant bioethics leadership in his or her home institution or local community upon completion of the MHSc in Bioethics.
  • Applicants are encouraged to have at least 3 years of full-time professional work experience.
  • The application must be accompanied by:
    • a current curriculum vitae (CV)
    • original university academic transcripts
    • a letter of intent or statement of professional goals
    • three letters of reference
    • a writing sample, in English.
  • Enrolment is limited and not all applicants meeting the prerequisites will be admitted. Applicants are screened for eligibility; short-listed applicants may be interviewed.

Program Requirements

  • This course-based program is offered in modular format in 24 two-day Thursday/Friday blocks from September to April, normally over two years; certain international students may complete all coursework in one academic year. It does not include a distance-learning or online option.
  • 9.0 full-course equivalents, including a 1.0 FCE practicum.

Program Length


5 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W)


Time Limit


2 years full-time