How to Apply

Applications open: December 1, 2017.

Deadline for September start: February 1, 2018.

There is only one intake in September each year (i.e., no January intake). Applications are accepted between December 1 and February 1. Fellows and residents who are advised after this deadline that they require admission to the MHSc to fulfill academic requirements, should contact the School for additional information.

Please see the application procedures for the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and their on-line application form.

The minimum complete application consists of the following:

  1. The application for admission to a graduate program at the University of British Columbia (completed online).
  2. Transcripts All applicants must upload scans of official transcripts (in PDF format) from all colleges and universities attended, including all front and back pages, in the online application system. If the official transcript does not indicate the degree name and the degree conferral date, then official copies of the degree certificate must be uploaded as well: Domestic and International. Please do not mail us copies of your transcripts. Please see the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements concerning Domestic and International transcripts here.
    Current and former UBC students: You do not need to submit official copies of your UBC transcripts as a part of your graduate application package. However, please be aware that you are still responsible for submitting transcripts from all other post-secondary institutions that you have attended attended (e.g., exchange year, transfer year, etc.).
  3. Three confidential references: You can use this reference form, or a letter from your referee, or both. At least two references should be submitted by former professors. Professional references may be acceptable in the event of unavailability of academic references, however, you should make every effort to obtain referees who can provide an assessment of your potential for success in an academic graduate program. Your referees will be required to submit their reference letters digitally to the application form. In the online application system, you will be asked to provide an email address for each referee. Please note that “generic” email addresses (Hotmail, Gmail, etc) are not allowed. A unique link will be emailed to each referee, allowing them to log in and submit their reference letter. Your referees will not receive a notification about uploading their reference letters until you have submitted your application, so please contact them well in advance so they will be aware of your request. If a referee does not have a valid email address, they may send a paper letter to the program office by regular post. Paper letters of reference should be on the referee’s official letterhead and must be mailed directly to the program by the referee in a sealed and endorsed envelope.
  4. An up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume detailing your academic and work history, and noting any relevant research or related experience (in courses, employment, volunteer work), and publications. Please upload this to the application form.
  5. letter of intent describing your career objectives, your research interests and how the MHSc program will meet your career goals. The letter should be 700 words or less.
  6. Proof of quantitative ability via a mark of 76% or higher in a mathematics or statistics course at the undergraduate or higher level, OR via the Graduate Record Exam (Institution Code for UBC is R0965, Department code is 0616) or a similar standardized test (GMAT, MCAT) written within the past two years.
  7. Proof of competency in English, i.e., Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL, minimum score 625 on the paper version of the test and 107 on the internet version) is required of all applicants from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction. The test must have been taken within the last 24 months at the time of submission of your application, and official test scores ordered from the testing agency are required for application. Photocopies of test scores are not acceptable.
  8. Non-refundable application fee payable by credit card at the time of application.
  9. Permanent residents of Canada must upload a scan of both sides of their Permanent Resident Card as part of their online application.

Please note that the deadline for application, and receipt of all documents, is February 1, 2018. Your application will be not be considered by the Admissions Committee unless all documents have been received by this deadline.