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Full-Time (Thesis)

There are three components of the full-time, thesis option:

  • 5 one-term courses
  • Development and oral defence of a written thesis
  • Eight-month internship


You must successfully complete 5, one-term graduate courses (4 compulsory and 1 elective).

The required courses are:

  • Statistics for eHealth
  • Fundamentals of eHealth and the Canadian Healthcare System
  • Management Issues in eHealth
  • Modern Software Technology for eHealth

You can choose your fifth course from a list of approved electives.


Your thesis project requires that you:

  • Explore a topic in considerable depth.
  • Plan and carry out a research project.
  • Write up and present your findings.
  • Defend your findings in a public forum.

You choose the topic of your thesis in consultation with your supervisor, who is determined after you are admitted. Your thesis will be evaluated by your supervisor and two other examiners.

Detailed thesis requirements are outlined in Section 3 of the Graduate Studies Calendar.


There are three terms throughout the year.

  • Fall: September to December
  • Winter: January to April
  • Spring: May to August

Course work is usually finished during the first two terms. Preliminary research on your thesis should start by the second term. Your thesis should be completed and defended within 24 months (6 terms).

The program must be completed within 36 months. Students complete their internships in their third and fourth terms (May to December).


Application Cycle:  September 15, 2023 – January 14, 2024

Admissions Webinars:

December 12, 2023 at 3:00 pm – Click to Register

Sheila Richardson and Margaret Leyland will share information about the program, the internship, and the application process.

Please review the material on the How to Apply website before you begin your application.

Read about the application process and admission requirements on the eHealth website.