The majority of graduate programs are NOT impacted by recent government announcements about tuition increases.

PhD students from the rest of Canada will continue to pay Quebec fees.
International PhD fees will see the same 3% increase as Quebec fees.

Family Medicine (M.Sc.)

Program Description

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Family Medicine (Thesis) offered by the Department of Family Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences is a research-intensive program that emphasizes collaborative and tailored learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in visionary thinking, critical reading, and the presentation of complex ideas to either continue their studies or pursue professional opportunities.

The program may also be taken as one of the follow options:

Global Health option: emphasizes the foundational values of global primary health care including health equity, cultural safety, social participation in health, and integrated, whole-person care over the life-span. Topics include primary health care policy and practice, decolonizing approaches, program management, social determinants of health and heath equity, and healthcare delivery innovations. The thesis must focus on an international or Canadian global health issue.

Medical Education option: is designed to provide research training to family physicians, and exceptionally other health professionals and other students interested in family medicine education research. This option has very close ties to the Family Medicine Educational Research Group (FMER), which integrates family medicine researchers deeply committed to the development of the family medicine education field of inquiry.

Keywords: primary care, global health, medical education, quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methods, participatory research, Indigenous health, Inuit health, health services and policy research.

Unique Program Features

  • The program is home to an exceptional community of primary health care professionals, researchers, students, and support staff, whose mission is to contribute to the health of the population and the sustainability of the health care system in Quebec, in Canada, and internationally;
  • The Department is committed to helping graduate students secure adequate funding for their research and studies;
  • The goal of the program is to ensure graduates will be able to perform their own research independently.

University-Level Admission Requirements

  • An eligible Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0 GPA
  • English-language proficiency

Each program has specific admission requirements including required application documents. Please visit the program website for more details.

Visit our Educational credentials and grade equivalencies and English language proficiency webpages for additional information.

Program Website

MSc in Family Medicine website

Department Contact

Graduate Program graduateprograms.fammed [at] (subject: MSc%20in%20Family%20Medicine) (email)

Available Intakes


Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 January 15 February 1

Note: Application deadlines are subject to change without notice. Please check the application portal for the most up-to-date information.

Application Resources

Application Workshops

Consult our full list of our virtual application-focused workshops on the Events webpage.

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