Master of Applied Health Services Research-Thesis

Information for Prospective Students

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The MAHSR program is an interdisciplinary, thesis based graduate program aimed at developing and enhancing leadership abilities, professional skill set, and research capabilities in the realm of health services, regardless of whether the student has background in the healthcare industry or research experience.

A unique collaborative venture with the Atlantic Regional Training Centre, course material is delivered online through exceptional faculty across four Atlantic universities: Saint Mary’s University, University of Prince Edward Island, University of New Brunswick, and Memorial University of Newfoundland. Students also participate in 5 workshops with prominent decision makers in health services, put theory into practice during a four-month residency, and further develop their capabilities by conducting original thesis research with the support of a talented faculty member. Graduates of the MAHSR program will be scholarly trained to pursue exciting careers in health research, healthcare, and health policy

The Benefits of MAHSR Program

  • Web-based courses allow for a flexible graduate education that is both accessible and challenging.
  • Build relationships with award-winning faculty across multiple disciplines, including Atlantic Canada Studies, Psychology, and Management.
  • Engage with key players in the industry, including the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, the CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, and health services decision-making bodies in Atlantic Canada.
  • Develop a strong skill set in conducting and communicating applied health services research that is valuable to public policy development.
  • Collaborate with other students, faculty, and health services decision-makers in online professional workshops.
  • Join a welcoming, personalized learning environment that focuses on your development as a professional.

We are proud to announce the launch of the new MAHSR – Professional stream. This innovative, course-based program is completed over three consecutive terms (one year) and is delivered online. Learn More

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree of four years or an Honours Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.3 scale (equivalent to a “B+” on the undergraduate grading scheme at Saint Mary’s University) in the Bachelor’s degree

 Application Deadlines and Key Dates

  • Canadian and permanent residents: March 15
  • International: March 15
  • Program start date: September
  • Minimum time to completion: 2 years

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Program Coordinator

Dr Steven M. Smith

Contact Us

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research


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