Grad Studies


It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the home webpage for the M.Sc. graduate program at the Faculty of Health Sciences, the University of Lethbridge.  

Our M.Sc. program has been designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of students who might be interested in pursuing a Masters degree in a health-related area. While many of our students are nurses, we also have numerous students who have backgrounds in addictions counselling, public health, kinesiology, and other various areas.  

Currently, the program consists of four core courses – all covering various aspects of research and scholarly inquiry – and an independent thesis where students do research in an area of interest to them.  Students typically complete the program in two years if they are attending full-time, and somewhat longer (three-four years) if they are studying part-time. 

Through the thesis portion of the program, the M.Sc. in health sciences allows students the opportunity to do a specialized focus and study in an area of of interest to them. Depending on which topic area students end up researching for their thesis – and the background of the student -- students end up receiving one of three M.Sc. designations: a M.Sc. in Nursing, a M.Sc. in Addictions Counselling, or a M.Sc. in Health Sciences.

Our graduates from our M.Sc. program have done extremely well after their studies, and advance on in their careers in positions in post-secondary education, clinical positions, administration, and/or additional Ph.D. studies.

I invite you to have a look around our website. In it, you will find descriptions of the coursework and thesis, information on the application process and finances, what previous students have to say about our program, and the various research interests of our faculty who serve as student supervisors. 

Finally, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at if I can answer any questions you may have or be of any other assistance.   We look forward to hearing from you!


Brad Hagen, R.N., R.Psych, Ph.D. (Nsg.)
Associate Professor and Coordinator of Graduate Studies
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Lethbridge

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