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College of Medicine


University Catalogue


Graduate Program Coordinator: Angie Zoerb

Phone: (306) 966-6957

Health Sciences Program
College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Office: 5D50 Health Sciences Building
Mail: Box 19 Health Sciences Building
Saskatoon SK S7N 5E5

Health Sciences

The M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in Health Sciences are thesis-based graduate programs for students performing research within any of the clinical departments in the College of Medicine or the School of Physical Therapy.  Research projects will primarily investigate translational and/or clinical aspects of human disease, health, and healthy living, and may include biomedical research projects with clinical translation.  Areas of research are varied and are dependent on the research interests and expertise of the student and their research supervisor.  These programs will offer relevant, centrally managed, mandatory courses that will provide research skills, attitudes, and knowledge necessary for any life and health science graduate regardless of the nature of the research project.

Both M.Sc. and Ph.D. students are mentored by a experienced Research Supervisor and a Research Advisory Committee.  To ensure there is a mutual understanding between the graduate student and the supervisor(s) regarding program expectations and elements of the project, both the supervisor and student complete a Graduate Student - Supervisor Agreement.

Students may be able to begin their Program Of Studies in only six to eight weeks as, there are no application deadlines for the Health Sciences Graduate Program.  Applicants to the Program will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Executive Committee of Health Sciences Programs, College of Medicine.

All application documents are submitted to the Graduate Program Coordinator.


Please visit the health sciences website for the required application documents

International students may be required to show proof of English proficiency.


In their applications, students should identify their financial status and state if attendance is contingent on receiving financial aid. The department employs graduate students as marking assistants and a limited number of scholarships, research fellowships and teaching assistantships are available. There is a keen competition for this financial support. Applications for Departmental Scholarships, Research Fellowships and Teaching Assistantships may only be submitted after a student has been admitted.

M.Sc. +


  • A four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study.
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (or U of S grade system equivalent) in each of the final two years (i.e. 60 credit units) of the undergraduate program.
  • Students who are not native English speakers must demonstrate English language proficiency (TOEFL score of 80 or IELTS score of 6.0).

Ph.D. +


  • A Master's degree, or equivalent, in a relevant field, from a recognized university in a relevant discipline.
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. coursework required in Master's program).
  • Demonstrated ability for independent thought, advanced study, and research.
  • Students who are not native English speakers must demonstrate English language proficiency (TOEFL score of 80 or IELTS score of 6.0).