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Human medicine is the study and practice of diagnosis, treatment and disease prevention of patients, with the purpose of improving their well-being. When student gain enough knowledge to put their courses into practice, they become well-trained doctors choosing from wide range of specializations.

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77 Human Medicine Master's degrees in Canada

M.Sc. Genetic Counselling

Over the past decade, advances in genomic medicine and genetic technology have been dramatic. Genetic counsellors have an integral role to play in helping patients and other healthcare professionals understand the options, benefits and limitations of this rapidly changing landscape.

M.Sc. Microbiology and Immunology

The programs refine critical and scholarly skills in fields and areas of specialization and prepare students for a variety of careers in teaching and research both within and outside of academia, including in a governmental, clinical, or industrial setting. 

M.Sc. Kinesiology

The MSc (Kinesiology) program commenced in 2005. In its short history, 10 master’s students have continued on to doctoral programs. Graduate students have authored or co-authored approximately 20 peer-reviewed articles in that period. 

M.Sc. Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Areas of specialization include Bacteriology, Immunology, Parasitology and Virology. Research focuses on cellular and molecular immunology, microbial pathogenesis, and the development of novel methods for the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases.

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
M.Sc. Audiology and Speech Sciences

The MSc program offers graduates an entry-level degree to practice as an Audiologist or a Speech-Language Pathologist. At the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, problem-solving is highly valued as an acquirable skill. The School’s thorough, theoretical approach guides graduate program coursework. This focus equips students to keep pace with the constant changes in science, practice and tech

M.Sc. Epidemiology

The Master of Science in Epidemiology is designed to provide the common methodological foundation from which to conduct research across diverse health-related areas.

M.Sc. Experimental Medicine

Experimental Medicine is the study of the pathogenesis and treatment of disease. Modern experimental medicine represents a rapidly growing body of knowledge involving the determination of diseases processes and the development of appropriate therapies.

M.Sc. Pathology

Graduate research is focused on the mechanisms of cell and tissue injury; the etiology, pathogenesis and behaviour of disease; identification of novel biomarkers; potential treatment targets of various diseases; and molecular imaging.

M.A. Gerontology

The MA in Gerontology prepares students for professional or academic roles requiring specialization in aging. It is for those with an undergraduate degree in a related discipline and who have completed coursework in aging.

M.Sc. Rehabilitation Science

The MSc in Rehabilitation Science (MSc) program is designed for graduate students who ultimately want careers as independent scientists in health-related disciplines. It can also serves as a stepping stone on the pathway to advanced research training for students planning to pursue a PhD in Rehabilitation Science or related fields.

School of Graduate Studies
M.Sc. Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) identify, assess, evaluate, treat, manage, educate and help to prevent language, speech, voice, fluency, cognitive, and other related communication disorders, as well as swallowing problems.

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
M.Sc. Cellular and Molecular Medicine - Human and Molecular Genetics

The programs prepare candidates for a variety of careers in teaching and research both within and outside of academia. During training, the student will develop a critical approach to published work and to his own work. Graduates acquire an excellent knowledge of their chosen field and a general understanding of the areas related to their own particular research project. They must demonstrate research skills and credibility as professionals in their area of research.

M.Sc. Cellular and Molecular Medicine

The programs prepare candidates for a variety of careers in teaching and research both within and outside of academia. During training, the student will develop a critical approach to published work and to his own work.

Master Periodontics

The degree program in Periodontology offered at the Faculty of Dentistry is an accredited Master of Dentistry program in Periodontics. Its goal is to provide advanced education and training in the field of periodontology and surgical implant dentistry to prepare graduates to pursue careers in clinical practice, academics and research.

M.Sc. Medical Rehabilitation

The M.Sc. Medical Rehabilitation is a post-graduate research-based Master’s program open to graduates of four-year Baccalaureate degrees (or equivalent) in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Respiratory Therapy; or of a related discipline such as Kinesiology, Biomedical Engineering, or Exercise Science.

M.Sc. Immunology

The Immunology Research Group plays a critical role in providing training in Immunology and Inflammation at the University of Calgary. The newly established Graduate Program in Immunology form the core of our training. In addition to graduate and post-graduate training, there are research opportunities for undergraduate students as part of our active summer research programs and through honors research projects.

M.Sc. Surgery

The program is open to residents in Surgery at the University of Manitoba currently enrolled in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) specialty training program. The RCPSC program is a postgraduate clinical specialty certification program and residents earn the M.Sc. as an additional degree to their certification. 

M.Sc. Pathology

The Department of Pathology offers two programs leading to a Master of Science degree. Honours Science graduates with a strong background in biology can carry out coursework plus either a: Research Based Program and thesis (requires an agreement with a supervisor) or a Practicum leading to a paramedical qualification as a Pathologist’s Assistant.

M.Sc. Gastrointestinal Sciences

Research in the Gastrointestinal Sciences graduate program focuses on creating a better understanding of normal digestive function including the mechanisms responsible for dysfunction and the development of disease.

M.Sc. Medical Genetics

The mission of the Department of Medical Genetics is to pursue basic and clinical research for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of genetic disease. Our goal is to be a world leader in the research, clinical practice and teaching of Genetic Medicine.

M.Sc. Experimental Surgery

The program typically consists of approximately 15-20 basic science graduate students and 10-15 residents per year for an enrolment of 25-35 students in the program. The diverse nature of the expertise and infrastructure is a strength that allows for cross-fertilization and collaboration.

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
M.Sc. Clinical Medical Biophysics

The Department of Medical Biophysics works very closely with other university departments, research institutes, and hospitals in the City of London to offer unique graduate training opportunities in diverse fields including: cardiovascular disease, microcirculation, hemodynamics, biomechanics, and cancer.

M.Sc. Medical Science

The Medical Science (MDSC) Graduate Program has been in existence for more than 25 years. It is one of the largest graduate programs within the University of Calgary. The program encompasses a broad range of topics including specializations ranging from cancer biology to critical care.

M.Sc. Medical Physics

The current M.Sc. thesis program is structured such that, in addition to the basics of medical physics, the students get some practical knowledge through the mandatory laboratory work in radiation oncology, radiology, and nuclear medicine.

M.Sc. Medical Science

The Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy programs in Medical Science are available in a wide range of basic sciences, clinical sciences, and population health research. Under the mentorship of a faculty member, a student receives specialized training and exposure to Toronto’s finest multidisciplinary research. 

School of Graduate Studies
M.Sc. Dental Sciences

Their Master’s in Dental Science Program is innovative and constantly evolving, reflecting the minds of our outstanding professors and their vision for training tomorrow's leaders in oral health care. The goal of this program is to train students in research in the dental sciences which comprise a number of disciplines relating to the functioning of the oro-facial complex.

M.Sc. Medical Biotechnology

The Master of Medical Biotechnology is a professional program offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and provides students with a solid foundation of the theoretical concepts and practical industrially-applicable laboratory technique experiences used in medical biotechnology industries.

Master Dietetics and Human Nutrition

In the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, cutting-edge nutrition research is conducted by its 10 tenure-track professors and four faculty lecturers in all areas recommended by North American Nutrition Societies. These include molecular and cellular nutrition, clinical, community, and international nutrition.

M.Sc. Epidemiology

The master of science (MSc) program in epidemiology is a thesis-based degree program that aims to provide students with the skills required to conceptualize, design, conduct, analyze and interpret observational (descriptive and analytic) and experimental studies that are used to identify risk, prognostic factors and course of communicable and non-communicable diseases; and to evaluate strategies designed to promote health, prevent disease and provide health care.

School of Public Health
M.Sc. Psychiatry

McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry is one the most prestigious in the world. In the 1950s and 60s, Heinz Lehmann conducted the first North American clinical trials for antipsychotic and antidepressant medications.

M.Sc. Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology

The graduate program in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology provides a curriculum of courses and a broad-based multidisciplinary approach to research in mechanisms of human disease leading to Master of Science degree.

School of Graduate Studies
M.Sc. Experimental Surgery

The Experimental Surgery Program is responsible for the administration of the graduate programs and it allows excellent opportunities for training under the supervision of professors located in the research institutes of the different McGill teaching hospitals. The scope of the research and close connections with other centres and departments of McGill provide ample opportunities for collaboration.

M.Sc. Physical Therapy

The Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy (MSc PT) program at the University of Alberta is one of 14 physical therapy programs in Canada (10 English, 4 French). It is an accredited, graduate, professional, entry-level physical therapy (PT) program, and is one of the largest in Canada with approximately 110 students admitted per year.

Faculty of Arts
M.Sc. Family Medicine

The department has developed unique and rigorous research programs for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students that advance academic excellence in family medicine and primary health care through patient-oriented, community-based research with innovative methodologies and participatory approaches.

M.Sc. Cellular and Molecular Medicine - Bioinformatics

The programs prepare candidates for a variety of careers in teaching and research both within and outside of academia. During training, the student will develop a critical approach to published work and to his own work. Graduates acquire an excellent knowledge of their chosen field and a general understanding of the areas related to their own particular research project. They must demonstrate research skills and credibility as professionals in their area of research.

M.Sc. Neuroscience

The purpose of the Neuroscience Master program is to educate students to become independent, reliable, and competent researchers who contribute significantly to breakthroughs in brain science and medicine.

M.Sc. Pathology

The M.Sc. degree prepares candidates for advanced research or supervisory positions in areas of industry, government or education dealing with health and disease.

M.Sc. Epidemiology

The purpose of the programs is to provide a scholarly environment for the health sciences community that will stimulate and enhance learning and expand knowledge by conducting research. Graduates are professional experts or consultants who can advise persons and agencies in other fields.

M.Sc. Experimental Medicine

Experimental Medicine is a Division of the Department of Medicine charged with the task of providing graduate education in the Department, and enabling professors located in the research institutes of the McGill teaching hospitals and other centres to supervise graduate students.

Master Human Kinetics

The program is uniquely structured to offer both a research thesis stream, and an internship stream. The internship stream provides students with hands-on work experience to complement their coursework.

Master Family Medicine

The Family Medicine program has attracted Family Physicians from Canada and around the world who wish to enhance their knowledge, skills and leadership within the discipline of Family Medicine.

M.Sc. Human Anatomy and Cell Science

The purpose is to prepare students for careers in biomedical research, for teaching in selective areas of anatomy and admission to clinical programs. It is the only department to offer basic and advanced courses in gross, microscopic and developmental anatomy. It also offers courses in neuroscience, cell biology, electron microscopy and cardiac lipids.

M.Sc. Medical Biophysics

The graduate student training program in the Department of Medical Biophysics is a vital component of its research program, dating back more than 50 years to its origins at the Ontario Cancer Institute. Most of the core scientists hold their primary academic appointment in the Department of Medical Biophysics, which is in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

School of Graduate Studies
M.Sc. Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine of Memorial University of Newfoundland, one of 17 Canadian medical schools, was established in 1967. The Faculty is housed within the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s, a modern facility which also includes the adult and women’s hospital, the Janeway Children’s Hospital, the H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, and the Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy, plus specialized units and support services. 

M.Sc. Epidemiology - Biostatistics

The purpose of the programs is to provide a scholarly environment for the health sciences community that will stimulate and enhance learning and expand knowledge by conducting research. Graduates are professional experts or consultants who can advise persons and agencies in other fields.

M.Sc. Microbiology and Immunology

The Microbiology and Immunology program involves bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. Students investigate the ecology, evolution and environments of these micro-organisms, including the diseases they cause and the human defenses that protect us. 

M.Sc. Anatomy and Cell Biology

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Saskatchewan offers graduate programs leading to the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. A ‘fast track’ option exists for exceptional students to transfer from the M.Sc. to Ph.D. program after twelve months. Our department also participates in the College of Medicine combined M.D./Ph.D. program, and opportunities exist for Postdoctoral Fellowships.

M.Sc. Pharmacology and Therapeutics

The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at McGill University offers programs of study which lead to either the M.Sc. (thesis) or the Ph.D. degrees through the Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies Office (GPSO).

M.Sc. Orthodontics

The Orthodontics program provides a background in the basic sciences underlying orthodontic treatment and instills a critical, independent, problem-solving approach toward clinical practice.

Master Epidemiology (MPH)

The master of public health (MPH) program in epidemiology is a non-thesis degree program that provides students with an understanding of the principles and practice of epidemiological research.

School of Public Health
M.Sc. Microbiology and Immunology - Pathology and Experimental Medicine

The programs refine critical and scholarly skills in fields and areas of specialization and prepare students for a variety of careers in teaching and research both within and outside of academia, including in a governmental, clinical, or industrial setting. Graduates are expected to have acquired autonomy in conducting research, in preparing scholarly publications, through a training that includes course work, research seminars, and independent research leading to a thesis.

M.Sc. Surgery

The Department of Surgery at Western has a large, well-established, and highly-regarded post-graduate surgical education training program that includes seven individual subspecialty programs.

M.A. Kinesiology

The Master of Arts in Kinesiology (MA) is a thesis-based degree which provides advanced education and research training in the social, behavioural, and/or managerial sciences. In particular, students pursue studies in areas such as exercise and sport psychology, the sociology of health, physical activity, and/or sport, and sport history.

M.Sc. Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary aims to promote research and education on infectious and immunological disorders that spans the entire spectrum of ‘bench to bedside’ investigations.

M.Sc. Kinesiology

The College of Kinesiology Graduate Program is prominent in several research areas at both the national and international level. Contributing to this prominence is the strength of individual faculty research programs and the continued mentorship and graduation of excellent students.

M.Sc. Motor Control and Learning

Humans are unique among animals, as when standing erect, they have to maintain a bipedal stance over a narrow support base, provided by the feet. In the standing position, reaching out to touch or grasp an object involves a complex series of adjustments, not only to balance, but also to the trajectory of the limb in order to successfully and accurately attain the target.

Master Disability Studies

The Disability Studies program allows students to examine the policies and practices of all societies in order to understand the social, rather than the physical or psychological, determinants of the experience of disability. This focus shifts the emphasis from a prevention, treatment, remediation paradigm to a social, cultural, political one.

M.Sc. Oncology

The Specialization of Cancer Sciences serves the needs of the Divisions of Experimental Oncology, Oncologic Imaging, Radiation Oncology, Palliative Care, and Surgical Oncology whereas the Specialization of Medical Physics serves the needs of the Division of Medical Physics. Not all our staff supervise graduate students. Potential graduate students should contact those investigators who state their willingness to supervise graduate students.

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
M.Sc. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

The Cardiovascular & Respiratory Sciences graduate program consist of affiliations with multidisciplinary research groups and institutes. Graduate students supervision leading to advanced degrees is offered by the Cardiovascular Group, the Smooth Muscle Research Group (both part of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta), and the Airways Inflammation Research Group.

M.Sc. Surgery

The Department of Surgery has offered a Master of Science Degree Program since 1969. Applicants with an MD degree or equivalent are accepted once they have been deemed to be satisfactory by the MSc Program Director and fulfill the admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

M.Sc. Rehabilitation Science

The MSc in Rehabilitation Science (MSc RS) program is designed for graduate students who ultimately want careers as independent scientists in health-related disciplines. It serves as a stepping stone on the pathway to advanced research training for students planning to pursue a PhD in Rehabilitation Science or related fields.

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
Master Medicine

Established over 150 years ago, the School of Medicine at Queen's University aims to advance the tradition of preparing excellent physicians and leaders in health care by embracing a spirit of inquiry and innovation in education and research.

Master Combined Medicine/Research

The combined MD/PhD and MD/ Master’s Programs provide benefits to both scholarship and to the professional development of physician-scientists by allowing better integration of clinical and research training experiences, and also provide better opportunities for fostering translational research.