McMaster University - Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Health Sciences
1200 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON
Canada L8N 3Z5

Health Services and Policy Research

Program Information
Faculty: Medicine
Degree: Diploma
Field of Study: Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, OtherHealth-Related Knowledge and Skills, Other
Description The Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Program offers a Diploma in Health Services and Policy Research. Health services research is research that is intended to inform policy development and decision making regarding the organization, funding, and delivery of health services, or regarding the allocation of resources dedicated to improving health. Increasing the number of health services researchers to address critical issues in effective and efficient health care delivery has been identified as a high priority by national research funding agencies. Students interested in applying for the Diploma Program must plan to do a thesis or final project/paper related to health services research and be enrolled in one of the following research-focused thesis or course-based graduate degree programs at the Master's or Ph.D. level: Anthropology, Business Administration, Health Research Methodology, Nursing, Rehabilitation Science, Economics, Geography, Kinesiology, Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Social Work, Sociology, or Statistics.
Website: Health Services and Policy Research at McMaster University - Faculty of Health Sciences
Thesis Based? Yes
Cost per year:

For the 2010/11 academic year the fee for the Diploma in Health Services & Policy Research program was $3,717.36 above the regular graduate tuition fees.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 13, 2015