Accelerated Master of Science (MSc) Program

Basic criteria for admission to an accelerated master’s at SFU

SFU undergraduate students who have successfully completed at least 90 units of undergraduate course work with a minimum CGPA of 3.67, can submit a request to the undergraduate and graduate program to be considered for an accelerated master's. Approved students can apply a maximum of ten (10) graduate course units towards the electives or upper division requirements in the bachelor's program, and the program requirements for a master's program. See SFU accelerated masters.

Apply to the accelerated master’s program when you complete 90 units by emailing an expression of interest along with your transcript, a brief description of your research project as well as timeline, and the name of your confirmed supervisor to the Graduate Program Manager. You need to see the undergraduate advisor for confirmation of your program plan. See more information on our MSc program.

MSc accelerated program plan

Final year of SFU undergrad fall term Final year of SFU undergrad spring term First term of your master's program Second term of your master's program Third/fourth term
*HSCI 902-3
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Health Sciences I
*HSCI 903-3 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Health Sciences II

HSCI elective course – 3 (graduate level)

Graduate with your BA/BSc!
HSCI elective course – 3 (graduate level)

Enroll in HSCI 886 and plan to complete your thesis proposal
Enroll in HSCI 887 and work on your thesis Enroll in HSCI 887 and defend your thesis.

Graduate!

There is a requirement to attend FHS research seminars for these courses (check your schedule). See the grad timetable. Graduate electives are chosen in consultation with your supervisor.  Your supervisor/committee may advise you to take more than six units of electives.