McMaster University - Faculty of Health Sciences


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Program Information

School:McMaster University - Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty:Faculty of Health Sciences
Field of Study:Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Description:The Ph.D. graduate will be expected to function as a leader in the profession who can direct and carry out independent research. The students will, through course work, complete a comprehensive examination and a research thesis: demonstrate the ability to integrate scientific principles and theory in the solution of health care problems; communicate effectively in educational and professional settings; complete at least one required and two selected half courses, as well as a Doctoral Seminar; plan, develop, and carry out research which makes an original contribution to nursing knowledge; present research results both orally and through peer reviewed publication; and complete and defend a written thesis.
URL:Nursing at McMaster University - Faculty of Health Sciences
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $6,307
Careers:Government Managers - Health and Social Policy Development and Program Administration

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants are required to have a Master's degree in Nursing or demonstrated readiness to transfer from the McMaster thesis-based M.Sc. to the Ph.D. degree within 24 months from entry into the M.Sc. program. Applicants are also required to have completion of a Master's in Nursing level research thesis or equivalent (e.g. the candidate has already conducted funded research).
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.0]
    Application Notes : Applicants whose native language is not English will be required to submit an official copy of their TOEFL score, or other evidence of competency in English is required. A minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 92 (580 on the paper-based TOEFL test or 237 on the computer-based TOEFL test) is needed for the Faculty of Health Sciences. Students taking the IELTS are required to achieve a minimum score of 7. Equivalent scores on other recognized tests may also be considered. Each of these scores are only valid for 2 years. Students who have completed an Academic ESL program through Canadian academic institutions may petition to have this considered in lieu of TOEFL. Applicants may be exempted from this requirement if they have completed a university degree at which English is the language of instruction.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Applicants are required to submit two academic and one clinical reference, confidential letters from one person who has known you in a professional context, a personal essay responding to the 5 questions to provide us with insight into your motivation and interest in the PhD program, and a Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications and funded research grants). Please visit the website for complete details.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 08, 2022