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Athabasca University

Master of Health Studies
Admission Requirements

By the application deadline, applicants for admission to the MHS program must possess a four-year health-related Canadian (or equivalent) baccalaureate degree program from an accredited/recognized university, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) in the final 30 credits of graduate or undergraduate study. Admission will be considered for applicants who possess a four-year (or equivalent) non health-related credential, but have relevant work experience in the health care field.

To calculate your Graduate Admission GPA (the GPA AU will use for your entry into the program), please visit the Graduate Admission GPA page on the Faculty of Health Disciplines website.

Non-Program Admission Requirements

To be successful in graduate courses, non-program learners should have attained a minimum GPA of 3.0 undergraduate or graduate course work.

Non-program students must meet the following application requirements:

  • A four-year health-related baccalaureate degree from an accredited university.
  • Learners seeking to refresh their practice as a Nurse Practitioner must hold a Master of Nursing and have graduated from a recognized Nurse Practitioner Education program.
  • Learners seeking to add a Family All Ages designation to their Nurse Practitioner license must hold a Master of Nursing and an active Nurse Practitioner license.

These requirements must be met by the application deadlines.

English Language Proficiency

There are minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements allowed for admission to a graduate program at Athabasca University. It is the student's responsibility to ensure they meet the minimum requirements.

Information effective September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

Updated April 13 2021 by laurab

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