Master of Science

in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences


The MSc in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences challenges students to examine complex issues related to human health, disability, and disease through an interdisciplinary lens. The program emphasizes the critical interactions between biological, psychosocial and behavioral determinants of health across the lifespan.

In this two-year, research-intensive, bilingual MSc program, students will examine a wide range of theoretical health frameworks that describe interactions and synergies across several health disciplines. Future health professionals will graduate with a strong methodological skill set, including competencies in quantitative, qualitative, and bioscience research methods.

This bilingual program requires students to have at least a passive knowledge of both French and English.

  • Duration: 6 full-time terms; 24 consecutive months
  • Program structure: Master of Science with Thesis
  • Language of instruction: Bilingual (French-English)
  • Program requirements
  • Average time to completion: 6 terms


Students in this MSc program will interact and work alongside faculty members from the School of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (ISHS), home to a wide-range of world-class research programs that span and intersect three broad fields of research: population and public health, health technologies, and integrative health biosciences.


  • Lifespan and aging
  • Sexual, reproductive and maternal health
  • Nutrition
  • Neurocognitive and mental health
  • Health economics
  • Artificial intelligence in health care
  • Developmental origins of health and disease
  • Palliative care and chronic disease
  • Metabolism and mitochondrial health
  • Global health
  • Risk management
  • Assistive devices


Thesis advisory committee members and thesis examiners


Supervisors who are not from ISHS





Exciting careers

MSc program alumni have gone on to have exciting careers in:

Public sector and health care

  • Public health officers
  • Health policy advisors
  • Research program officers
  • Directors of health research
  • Research program officers
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Occupational health

Private sector

  • Clinical research managers
  • Analytics and reporting administrators
  • Proposal development consultants
  • NGO executive officers

PhD Graduate Training

The Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences also opens the door for advanced PhD graduate training in:

  • Population Health
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Human Kinetics
  • Women’s studies
  • Epidemiology
  • Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology


Admission requirements

Required documents: 

  • Letter of intent (2 pages)
  • Transcripts: You must submit official transcripts from every university you attended. This mandatory requirement applies to all courses and programs at any university you have ever attended, including regular programs (completed or not), exchanges, letters of permission, online or correspondence courses, courses taken as a special student or visiting student, etc.
    If the transcript and degree certificate are not in English or French, you must submit a translation of the transcript that is signed and sealed by a certified translator.
  • Resume (CV)
  • Evidence of language proficiency: TOEFL 550 / IELTS Overall 6.5 - Individual 5.0 (Paper-based) OR TOEFL 79-80 / IELTS Overall 6.5 - Individual 5.0 (Internet-based)
  • Additional information form:  Declaration of Language Competency, and Letter of support from the proposed supervisor.


Application deadlines:
for Canadian and International students: February 1st

Specific Requirements

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