Master of Applied Health Services Research

Admission to the Master of Applied Health Services Research has been suspended. An update will be available in early 2018. 

Candidates for admission to the Masters of Applied Health Services Research program must have demonstrated high academic standing and potential for self-directed, sustained research. Normally, the basic requirements are:

  • a Bachelor’s degree of four years or a Bachelor’s with honours, or equivalent professional degree, from an approved university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or an average of 75% or higher in the last 20 courses;
  • a brief statement of research and professional interests;
  • a brief statement describing the suitable match between the Masters of Applied Health Services Research and the applicant’s experiences and goals;
  • three references.

Admission to a graduate course is normally based upon the same requirements as for admission to a graduate program. Admission to advanced courses of instruction or to the privileges of research does not imply admission to candidacy for a higher degree.

Application for Admission

All documents pertaining to application for admission are to be sent to the Office of the Registrar. NOTE: The application deadline is April 1st

Follow UPEI's graduate program application process.


Official transcripts or certified copies in duplicate of the applicant's complete undergraduate and graduate (if any) record to date are to be sent to the Office of the Registrar. Applicants from outside North America are strongly urged to attach official statements of the grades obtained and the subject matter included.

Reference Letters

Letters of reference from two professors familiar with the applicant's work, are to be sent by the professors directly to the Office of the Registrar. An acceptable alternative to one such letter is a letter from a Chair or Dean on behalf of the department or Faculty in which the applicant has studied, or from the employer where the applicant has recently been employed.

English proficiency

Students are expected to be proficient in the use of English, both written and oral, when they begin their studies at the University of Prince Edward Island. The University requires that certification of such proficiency be presented by applicants whose mother tongue is not English or whose normal language of instruction throughout their education (as recognized by UPEI) was not English. Tests of proficiency acceptable to the University, and the minimum scores that must be obtained, are listed on the English Language Proficiency Requirements page under the Application and Admissions section of the Programs and Courses website. Such students should make arrangements to take the test at least three months before the semester opening date.

Refusal of Admission

Limitations of funds, space, facilities or personnel may make it necessary for the University, at its discretion, to refuse admission to an otherwise acceptable applicant.

Tentative Admission

Tentative Admission may be granted an applicant whose record to date is acceptable but whose application is incomplete. If the documents are satisfactory when received, the student's admission is confirmed. If unsatisfactory, admission is denied.

Admission and Financial Assistance

Only those students who are matched with a research supervisor who can provide the student with funding over the course of the degree (two years) will be admitted to the program.  In addition to covering any costs of the student’s research, supervisors will normally cover the costs for students to attend the mandatory Atlantic Regional Training Centre workshops.

When students participate in their research residency, it is anticipated they will receive a monthly stipend, although this is a matter for individual organizations and as such cannot be guaranteed. Students may also apply for funding for their residency through other agencies.

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