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Master of Science in Medical Sciences (Paediatrics)

Program Requirements

Students in the MSc program are required to complete a minimum of 9 units in coursework and a thesis.

Required courses:

  • PAED 600  (3 units)
  • 6 units in graded graduate-level courses according to the area of concentration and based on recommendations from the supervisor and the supervisory committee.
  • Further coursework may be required depending on the undergraduate background of the student.
  • Students in the Maternal and Child Health (MatCH) scholarship program are also admitted to the Graduate Embedded Certificate in Maternal and Child Health Research. See Medical Sciences  for the requirements and the MatCH website for more information on the program.


  • Registration in 900-level THES

Residence Requirement

MSc students must be registered full-time on campus for a minimum of 12 consecutive months.

Length of Program

Time to completion depends on the background of the student and on the type of thesis project. A minimum of 18 months is required to complete the MSc degree.

The maximum time to complete the thesis-based MSc program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is four years.