It is recommended that you log in to your online classroom 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 Clinical, Health Education, or Health Leadership specialty track.
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. Click here to learn more about each track, and here to read the course descriptions of the electives offered through each specialization.
Yes. Students may follow more than one 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 in Health Science (MHSc) program, please call an Enrollment Representative at (800) 494-3204 or fill out the request information form and we’ll be in touch.
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I did not know what to expect from a 100% online program, but with expert faculty and staff that are devoted to supporting students, my learning experience has exceeded my expectations. Faculty members are readily accessible and actively participate in the learning process, promoting critical thinking. Through the program, I have developed a better understanding of what it takes to be a leader in healthcare and the skills required to excel in such positions.
- Kendrah Beiler, Online MHSc Graduate 2015