It is recommended that you log in to your online course on a daily basis. If you do not, you risk falling behind. At a minimum, plan to log into your course and MHS Student Resource Center at least three times per week.
No. The coursework at SFU is mainly asynchronous, meaning that there are no set meeting times unless special arrangements are made with the instructor.
There can be. Additional time is provided for such assignments. Most assignments, however, are completed independently.
No. The Master of Health Science does not require a traditional thesis. We do, however, require the completion of a master capstone experience.
The specialty tracks represent an opportunity for
students to complete 9 credit hours of coursework focused on a specific
healthcare discipline to suit their professional aspirations. Students can
choose to complete the Health Education or Health Leadership
To earn a specialty, students must complete the 9
credits required for their chosen track. Students also have the flexibility to
pursue a generalist course of study that draws electives from each track, or
from our selection of special electives. Learn more about each specialty track
and read the course descriptions of the electives offered through each
Yes. Students may follow more than on specialty track, if they so choose. In this case, completing the program will require more than 30 credits.
Yes. All Master of Health Science students have access to our Library's resources. In order to do this, students must set up a Library account which permits their remote access anytime 24/7.
Our instructors strive to respond to your questions within 24 hours of receiving your message sent through Canvas or email. It will take no longer than 48 hours for an instructor to respond to your message. If for some reason they are traveling or this may be an issue, you will be notified by your professor in advance.
Yes, you are able to take time off from your program. However, not enrolling in a full load of courses can adversely affect financial aid. Before taking a break from the program, please make sure you understand the conditions of your aid agreement.
Yes. The MHS program needs to be completed within five years of starting. If you take more than a semester off, you may be asked to complete an updated electronic application to ensure you have an accurate and up-to-date academic file.
If you have more questions about SFU's online Master of Health Science (MHSc) program, please call an Enrollment Counselor at 814-472-3012 or fill out the request information form and we'll be in touch.
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