We acknowledge that the UBC Vancouver campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam).

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The MSc program does not provide guaranteed funding for students. Many students fund their studies through awards or research work, including research assistant or teaching assistant positions. Applicants are encouraged to discuss funding opportunities with potential supervisors.

Tuition for the MSc program is about $5,400 CAD per year for Canadian students, and about $9,400 for international students. Student fees are about $1,100 CAD per year (fees are in addition to the tuition). Tuition and fees amounts are divided into three approximately equal payments per year, due in September, January, and May. The MSc tuition is the standard degree program rate. The exact amounts are listed in the Academic Calendar (scroll to the bottom of the page). More information about student fees is available from G+PS. We encourage applicants to review the information on cost of living.

Awards & Funding

The MSc program recognizes that SPPH and UBC are situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam). In partial recognition of the past, present, and future benefits that all members of the SPPH community receive from the use of this land, the MSc Program provides scholarships of $5,000 to each indigenous student in their first year of MSc study. Indigenous applicants are encouraged to contact the program for more information about specific funding supports for Indigenous students at UBC, such as the Indigenous Graduate Fellowships.

Many students apply for scholarship funding via the UBC Affiliated Fellowships or the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Masters Program (CGSM, this competition includes CIHR Awards). A list of other funding opportunities is available on the G+PS website: Award Opportunities. Applicants are encouraged to apply for funding. Applicants may apply for the Affiliated Fellowships, CGSM, and Spring Graduate Awards before they begin their studies.

Graduate research assistantship (GRA) positions are normally obtained through supervisors. Students can also apply for open positions listed on the SPPH website or via the UBC WorkLearn program. Teaching Assistant (TA) positions for SPPH are also posted on the SPPH website. Please note that most students do not TA in their first year, but will TA graduate courses after they have taken them. TA positions in other departments may also be open to MSc students.