Applied Health Services Research

  • Degree Offered: MAHSR
  • Application Deadline: March 1
  • Study Options: Thesis
  • Length: 2 years
  • Entry Terms: Fall

The Applied Health Services Research (MAHSR) program is a collaborative ventrue between UNB,  the Atlantic Regional Training Centre (ARTC) and three other Atlantic Canadian Universities.  This unique program is designed for those with or without a healthcare background. Instructors hold all classes online and provide students with an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare research. Students obtain a hands-on experience through a residency placement.

Students in the MAHSR program gain the necessary skills to tackle key issues in health service policy, administration and delivery. Graduates pursue exciting careers in health research, healthcare and health policy, contributing to ARTC's goal of increasing the capacity for health services research in Atlantic Canada and beyond.

Examples of research areas

  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare Services
  • Health Policy
  • Determinants of Health
  • Mental Health
  • Community Health

Recent student research

  • Experiences of immigrant women during their cancer survivorship journey
  • Availability and distribution of physical activity opportunities for adults in Saint John, NB
  • Older adults’ perspectives on home support services in New Brunswick
  • The impact of the New Brunswick Pediatric Insulin Pump’s program on Type 1 Diabetes
  • Effectiveness of an online game in promoting careers in New Brunswick nursing homes
  • High users of primary care services among Canadian Armed Forces veterans
  • Exploring the role of lay, peer, and professional patient navigators in Canada
  • Use of a health app to promote mindful eating in university dining halls
  • The potential role of physiotherapists as members of cancer care teams

Application requirements

All students are expected to meet the minimum graduate student entrance requirements of UNB. Generally, these requirements include:

  1. Successful completion of a four-year Bachelor’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with Honours.
  2. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 (equivalent to a B+ or 75%).
  3. Students whose first language is not English need to provide language test score results. If applicable, a TOEFL score of 100, TWE 5, or IELTS of 7 and results must indicate ‘academic’ not ‘general’.
  4. A complete application form.

PhD options may be available. Please contact the program manager or site principal for more information.

Students should be advised that applications for admission to graduate programs are often highly competitive, and that actual admission standards in any year may exceed the minimum requirements outlined above.

Contact us

For more information, please contact Dr. Mary McKenna, Program Coordinator for UNB, or Andrea Guevara, Graduate Programs Assistant.

Office: Sir Howard Douglas Hall, Rm. 317

Phone: 1-506-458-7558

Related: Atlantic Regional Training Centre

MAHSR Information Sheet