Admission Requirements

The application process for the MPH program for the September 2018 will intake open on October 1, 2017 and will close on February 1, 2018

The application process for the MSc and PhD programs for the September 2018 intake will open on October 1, 2017 and will close on January 15, 2018

Application documentation received before applications open on October 1, 2017 will be discarded.  For information on required application documentation and procedures, please visit the Application Information page.

Applicants must meet the requirements outlined below in order to be considered for admission.  However, admission to all programs is offered on a competitive basis, and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. 

Questions regarding admission to the MPH program can be directed to fhs_grads@sfu.ca.

Questions regarding admission to the MSc and/or PhD programs can be directed to fhs_programs@sfu.ca.

Supervision Requirements

An FHS faculty member who has agreed to serve as the applicant's senior supervisor must be identified by the application deadline.  Applicants who do not have a confirmed senior supervisor at the time of the application deadline will not be considered.  Applicants should identify their proposed and/or confirmed senior supervisor in their application.  Senior supervisors will be required to complete and submit the Senior Supervisor Support Form to fhs_programs@sfu.ca by the application deadline.  It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure this form is received by the application deadline.

Applicants should also explain in their applications how their educational, research and/or career experiences have prepared them for their selected areas of study, research in the program, and alignment with their senior supervisor's research interests. While applicants are required to describe the general area(s) of their research interest, a research proposal is not required per se.

For a list of Faculty members who are actively recruting MSc/PhD students for Fall 2017, please visit: 

http://www.sfu.ca/fhs/future-students/graduate/choose-a-supervisor.html

 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Admission to the PhD program is offered on a competitive basis.  Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.  Other factors influencing admission may include an assessment of whether the applicant's educational and career interests are complementary to the research strengths of the Faculty, available seats, and the applicant's specific preparation for graduate study at the doctoral level in Health Sciences.

Academic Requirements

The minimum University requirements for admission to a doctoral program are as follows.

a) either

    i) a master’s degree from Simon Fraser University or its equivalent from a recognized institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5/4.33

    ii) a bachelor's degree, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5/4.33 or a grade point average of at least 3.67/4.33(A-) based on the last 60 credits of undergraduate courses. All graduate work is also considered. Individual graduate programs may set a higher admission grade point average. Students admitted directly from a bachelor's degree must complete at least 50% of the course work units required for the relevant department's master's program if no course work is required as part of the doctoral degree

    iii) completion of at least 75% of the course work units required for the relevant department’s master’s program, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5. All graduate courses, whether completed at this University or at an equivalent post-secondary institution, shall be considered in the calculation. A student wishing to be admitted under this category (transferred to PhD) must have completed all of these requirements and initiated the transfer request within the first 6 semesters at SFU. As per graduate general regulation (GGR) 1.12.3, initial enrolment in the doctoral program will be the initial enrolment as a master's student.

and

b) submitted evidence that the applicant is capable of undertaking substantial original research. Normally, such capability will be judged from letters of reference from qualified referees, and the completion of a master’s thesis or other scholarly work.

English Language Competency

Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate command of English sufficient to pursue graduate studies at SFU through the completion of an English language competency examination with the below minimum scores.  Examinations must be taken within two years of the application deadline, and results must be valid at the time of the deadline.

For more information, please refer to SFU Graduate General Regulation 1.3.12.

Supervision Requirements

An FHS faculty member who has agreed to serve as the applicant's senior supervisor must be identified by the application deadline.  Applicants who do not have a confirmed senior supervisor at the time of the application deadline will not be considered.  Applicants should identify their proposed and/or confirmed senior supervisor in their application.  Senior supervisors will be required to complete and submit the Senior Supervisor Support Form to fhs_programs@sfu.ca by the application deadline.  It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure this form is received by the application deadline.

Applicants should also explain in their applications how their educational, research and/or career experiences have prepared them for their selected areas of study, research in the program, and alignment with their senior supervisor's research interests. While applicants are required to describe the general area(s) of their research interest, a research proposal is not required per se.

For a list of Faculty members who are actively recruting MSc/PhD students for Fall 2017, please visit: 

http://www.sfu.ca/fhs/future-students/graduate/choose-a-supervisor.html