Students are only accepted for a Fall semester entrance. The following documents have to be received by the Registrar prior to February 1 (for April 15 notification):
1. Completed Application for Admission. This is obtained from the School of Graduate Studies and is also available online at:
2. Official transcripts for all post-secondary education, including proof of completed baccalaureate degree. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the Registrar. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 20 courses (average GPA of accepted applicants is usually higher). Undergraduate degree must be in an area related to Health Sciences and from a recognized university. Note: this requirement is occasionally waived in certain circumstances (e.g., despite not having an undergraduate degree in a Health Sciences area, the student has significant work experience in health care and has successfully taken recent courses in research methods, statistics, and/or health that would prepare him/her for the M.Sc.).
3. Three letters of reference sent directly from the referees to the Registrar. At least 2 of these referees must be university faculty members and at least one of these university faculty members must have taught the applicant.
4. Student’s Resume or Curriculum Vitae
5. A one page letter of intent indicating in general terms the reasons, goals, or objectives for seeking a graduate degree.
6. Non-refundable $100 application fee
7. Program Proposal and Endorsement form (signed by the student's supervisor or the Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Studies Coordinator)
8. (If necessary) Application for Course Credit Transfer
9. (If necessary) Evidence of English language proficiency. Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the ELP requirements in one of the following ways: Successful completion of a baccalaureate degree or master’s degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English; Successful completion of the Advanced Level, English as a Second Language for Academic Purposes (EAP) program at the University of Lethbridge; TOEFL paper score of at least 580 or computer score of at least 237, taken within the last 2 years; Most recent IELTS score of at least 6.5 with no band less than 5.5, taken within the last 2 years.
Note: There are several other documents contained in the application package that are not necessary for students applying to the Master’s of Health Sciences program. These are the:
-Application to take Senior Undergraduate Courses
-Appointment for Graduate Assistance (Trust Funds)
-Thesis Proposal (Research Outline) prepared jointly by the applicant and prospective supervisor.
-Curriculum Vitae for the prospective supervisor
Completed application packages should be sent to:
Registrar's Office and Student Services
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Application packages are initially reviewed by faculty members of the Faculty of Health Sciences who are also members of the School of Graduate Studies. A recommendation is then sent to Graduate Studies about which students should be admitted. These recommendations are based on student quality, student suitability, and the capacity for eligible faculty to supervise students. However, the School of Graduate Studies makes the final decision about admissions.