How to Apply

Applications open: December 1, 2017.

Deadline for September start: February 1, 2018.

Fellows and residents who are advised after our deadline that they require admission to the MHSc to fulfill academic requirements, should contact the Program Office for additional information.

Applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early, in order to leave sufficient time to obtain the necessary documents and test results. Identification of a supervisor is not part of the MHSc admissions process.

1. Confirm eligibility

Determine your eligibility to apply to UBC MHSc program by reviewing the admissions requirements available on our website.

2. Apply online

Complete the online application. Application fees for domestic applicants is $100.00 CAD and for international applicants is $162.00 CAD. It takes about 45-60 minutes to complete the online application and you will need a credit card. If you experience any technical issues with your online application, please email

3. Prepare and submit the required documents

Applicants can submit supporting documents electronically with the online application form. Instructions for the submission of documents will be outlined in the online application system.

Official 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 InternationalPlease do not mail us copies of you transcripts.
References Contact three (3) individuals who will be able to provide a reference on your behalf. All three reference letters must be sent directly to the MHSc Program Office from the referees in sealed envelopes with a referee’s signature over the seal. Referees can use this referee form, a letter, or both. We also accept electronic references via the online application for referees with institutional emails. Please note that referees will only be notified about submitting references once the application has been submitted.
CV You will be able to scan and upload your detailed and up-to-date CV in the online application during the application process. It should detail your academic and work history, and note any relevant research or related experience (e.x., courses, employment, volunteer work), and publications.
LOI You will be able to scan and upload your LOI in the online application during the application process. The LOI should detail your career objectives, your research interests and how the MHSc program will meet your career goals, and should be no more than 700 words.
Permanent Resident Card
(if required)
Permanent residents of Canada must submit a photocopy of both sides of their PR Card.
GRE Scores
(if required)
If you have not taken an approved undergraduate mathematics or statistics course and achieved a mark of at least B+ in the last ten (10) years, OR have not written the GRE (or equivalent test) within the past five (5) years, book a date to write the GRE exam. All test scores should be sent electronically by our deadline.
(if required)
If you attended a post-secondary institution in which the primary language of instruction was not English, and have not written the TOEFL or IELTS within the past two (2) years, book a date to write the test. All test scores should be sent electronically by our deadline.

4. Check your application status online

Please note that we do not contact students directly regarding the status of their documents. Check your application status through the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application centre. All updates are recorded on the online application centre only so please check regularly for updates. Applicants can check their application status by logging into My Applications and reviewing their Submitted Applications.

5. Accept offer

If you are offered admission into the program, please ensure you accept your offer before the deadline. Instructions on how to do this will be listed in the offer letter.

If you need to submit paper documents, please mail them to:

MHSc Program
School of Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia
171-2206 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

Your application will be not be considered by the Admissions Committee unless all documents have been received by our deadline.

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