Department of Educational Psychology

Program Details

The MEd in HSE program is offered through the Faculty of Education in collaboration with the Health Sciences Council.


The program is flexible and is designed to be taken part-time through a blended delivery format consisting of a small number of face-to-face classes combined with synchronous and asynchronous online sessions.

This delivery method supports health professionals to remain in their full-time employment while taking further studies. It also supports the concurrent application and sharing of new knowledge and skills with other educators and practitioners in the workplace.

Course-based and Thesis-based Routes

Students have a choice of completing either a course-based or a thesis-based MEd in HSE. All students will be admitted to the course-based route, however, students may change to a thesis route after completion of *6 to *9 of required coursework and in consultation with their advisor(s).

  • The course-based MEd in HSE consists of *30 in coursework (*24 from required courses, *6 from elective courses) and a *3 capping project.
  • The thesis-based MEd in HSE consists of *24 of required coursework and a thesis (equivalent to *9).

Regardless of route selected, students are expected to author or co-author a project that will be presented and submitted for publication.


Students meet with the Program Advisor from the Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education upon entry to the program.

In the course-based route, a co-supervisor will be chosen from a health science faculty and will act as a second reader in the capping exercise.

In the thesis-based route, a co-supervisor will be chosen from a health science faculty. This assignment will take place upon the students’ change to the thesis route. The supervisors will then mentor the student through the research element of their program.

Academic Components

Six academic components serve as a foundation for the program:

  1. Philosophy of Teaching & Learning;
  2. Pedagogy of Adult Learning;
  3. Pedagogy of Technology Integration;
  4. Theories of Curriculum;
  5. Research Design; and
  6. Assessment & Evaluation.

Elective Courses

Elective courses will be selected in consultation with the students’ advisor/supervisor(s).

Length of Program

The program is intended for practicing professionals to engage in part-time graduate study while working. Course-based students must complete all the requirements within six years of the term in which they first register as candidates in the master’s program. Thesis-based students must complete all the requirements within four years of the term in which they first register as candidates in the master’s program.


Fee Schedule for Health Sciences in Education

Term Courses Tuition Non-inst. Fees*
Y1 Fall 2 3200 211
Y1 Winter 1 1600 215
Y1 Spring 1 1600 143
Y2 Fall 2 3200 211
Y2 Winter 1 1600 215
Y2 Spring 1 1600 143

*Fees for 2018/19 are subject to change.

Each required course in the program is assessed a fee of $1600.00. For information on fees for elective courses and non-instructional fees, go to

Program fees are due at the start of each term.