Interdisciplinary Health (MA or MSc)

Have the freedom to research the many factors that can affect a person’s social, psychological, and physical health.

Academic Advisor

Dr. Nancy Lightfoot, Coordinator

Telephone: 705.675.1151 ext 3972

Email: nlightfoot@laurentian.ca

Office: SE 205-F, Education Building Sudbury Campus

How to Apply
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Delivery Method: On campus
Program Language: English

Students accepted into the program require an Honours Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Human Kinetics, Sociology, or another related field, with an overall average of at least B+ (75%). 

Students seeking to pursue the M.Sc. option are required to possess a B.Sc. degree in  Psychology, Human Kinetics, Sociology, or another related field (e.g., nursing or biology), with an overall average of at least B+ (75%). 

 

Application Process

Step 1. Contact the Graduate Coordinator and/or individual faculty member about the possibility of becoming a student.  Students are encouraged to consult the faculty list on the Faculty Members tab in order to identify a potential supervisor (i.e. a faculty member they would like to work with).  

 

Step 2. Click here to submit the online application. Once students have applied, they will receive instructions (typically within 48 hours) from the Office of Admissions leading them to the MyLaurentian portal. Students can access the portal at my.laurentian.ca; sign in credentials will be provided in the correspondence received from the Office of Admissions upon successful completion of an application. The following documents will be required in order to complete an application.

Documents:

  • Three Reference Forms (to begin the process at my.laurentian.ca click on "Reference Submission" on the left-hand navigation menu)
  • A Statement of Interest, of up to 500 words, that describes why the program is of interest and the health-related thesis or major paper reasearch topic. Please consult with the proposed supervisor and include the proposed study design for the thesis (to be uploaded via MyLaurentian).
  • A supplementary form needs to be completed and signed by your potential supervisor indicating their agreement to supervise your project should your application be successful (to be uploaded via MyLaurentian).
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume (to be uploaded via MyLaurentian).
  • Official Academic Transcript(s) from all post secondary studies* (Please note that current or prior Laurentian University students do not need to request transcripts).  

*Please note that official transcripts or WES course-by-course (for institutions attended outside of North America) must come directly to the Office of Admissions from the previous post secondary institution by requesting at the time of your application or by contacting the institution's Registrar's Office.

 

Step 3. Once the Admissions Office receives all information and the application is deemed complete, the application will be forwarded to the department.  An Admissions Committee meets to review the applications.

 

Step 4. The Admissions Committee will review all applications on file and make a decision regarding the suitability of each applicant.  The Admissions Committee will then make a recommendation to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Laurentian University. The Graduate Studies office will verify the dossier and if satisfactory, the Dean of Graduate Studies will forward the recommendation to the Office of Admissions at Laurentian University for admission. 

 

Step 5: If approved for admission, the Office of Admissions will send the student an Offer of Admission via MyLaurentian.  Applicants wishing to accept the offer of admission must indicate their response on MyLaurentian within 3 weeks of receiving the offer. Once the student has accepted the offer, a transition to the registration process occurs.

 

Application deadline: February 28th

 

 

For Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.


Students must follow these regulations while in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Approved Fields of Study

  • Interdisciplinary Health

Program Requirements

As an Interdisciplinary Health student, there are three pathways that can take you towards graduating: Two lead to an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Health, and one leads to an M.Sc in Interdisciplinary Health. The program coordinators can help in deciding which path best suits your career goals.

 

Research Thesis option - MA

15 credits (5 courses) including:

  • INDH-5106EL - Theoretical Perspectives in Interdisciplinary Health
  • INDH-5206EL - Methodology and Research Techniques in Interdisciplinary Health
  • INDH-5306EL - Health and Development over the Life Span
  • INDH-5000EL - Thesis

Two additional 3-credit courses. 

At least one of these courses with a disciplinary emphasis other than that from which the majority of your courses are chosen. 

 

Major Paper option - MA

24 credits (7 courses) including:

  • INDH-5106EL - Theoretical Perspectives in Interdisciplinary Health
  • INDH-5206EL - Methodology and Research Techniques in Interdisciplinary Health
  • INDH-5306EL - Health and Develpment over the Life Span
  • INDH-5005EL - Major Paper

Four additional 3-credit courses.

At least one of these courses with a disciplinary emphasis other than that from which the majority of your courses are chosen. 

 

M.Sc. Students - Thesis

Note – B.Sc. is required to qualify for this path.

15 credits (5 INDH approved courses) including:

  • INDH-5106EL - Theoretical Perspectives in Interdisciplinary Health
  • INDH-5206EL - Methodology and Research Techniques in Interdisciplinary Health
  • INDH-5306EL - Health and Development over the Life Span
  • INDH-5000EL - Thesis

Two graduate level elective courses, ONE OF WHICH must have an existing laboratory component (e.g., PSYC-5106EL). These should be selected in consultation with the supervisor(s), with a view to interdisciplinarity and approved by the INDH Program Coordinator.

 

Year:

INDH-5000EL - Thesis INDH-5005EL - Major Paper INDH-5066EL - Independent Study in Interdisciplinary Health INDH-5106EL - Theoretical Perspectives in Interdisciplinary Health
INDH-5206EL - Research Design and Methods in Interdisciplinary Health INDH-5306EL - Health and Development Over the Life Span INDH-5426EL - Health of the Canadian Population INDH-5816EL - Advanced Topics in Socialization and the Family