Application Deadlines
Fall 2019


Domestic and International Students

Second Round Applications:
March 15, 2019 (Now Open)

First Round Applications:
November 26, 2018 (Closed)


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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.
  • Deadline for receipt of applications is January 19, 2018 for domestic and international applicants. 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 option.
  • 9.0 full-course equivalents, including a 1.0 FCE practicum as outlined below.

Program Length


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


Time Limit


2 years full-time