Health Sciences Education (MEd)


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About Health Sciences Education at University of Alberta

The MEd in Health Sciences Education extends the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals and clinical faculty. The program explores foundational theory in the areas of educational pedagogy, educational research, and interprofessional leadership that can be readily applied in the health professional workplace. Designed for working health professionals in a wide number of disciplines, the program can be completed in a minimum of two years of part-time study. This is a cohort-based, blended program.

This is a part-time program designed for health professionals or health professional educators who are working full-time.

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Entry requirements

The Department's minimum admission requirements are an undergraduate degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.0 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution. The admission GPA will be calculated on the last *60 of graded coursework completed, or on the equivalent of the last two years of full-time graded coursework.

Applicants should also have instructional experience in a health related discipline.

Where applicable, applicants must provide proof of English Language Proficiency (refer to English Language Requirement). Any one of the following is acceptable:

  • TOEFL score of 93 (internet-based) with a score of at least 24 on speaking and writing, and 21 on reading and listening or equivalent; or
  • An IELTS score of 7.0 with no band less than 6.5; or
  • An official CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language assessment system) score of at least 70 in all bands.

Applicants are also required to submit

  • a Statement of Intent,
  • two letters of reference from persons knowledgeable about the applicant's abilities and potential to pursue academic work,
  • a Curriculum Vitae.

All admission will be to the course-based program. Students may request a change of program category to a thesis-based route after completion of *24 credits of required coursework, in consultation with their advisor(s). Change of program category must be made no later than the end of the second year of the program.

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