The Master of Health Leadership and Policy in Seniors Care (MHLP in SC) is a program within the Faculty of Applied Science.
This program is designed to prepare professionals to lead, design, and deliver comprehensive care and services for seniors in a range of community and institutional settings in both the public and private sectors. The goal of the program is to provide learning experiences that enable graduates to complement their knowledge of the health of seniors with both substantive knowledge related to seniors care and knowledge of business operations.
This is a 12-month, full-time program for professionals who have relevant industry experience and are wanting to accelerate their career.
The Faculty of Applied Science administers the Master of Health Leadership and Policy program. Please visit the MHLP website (apscpp.ubc.ca/program/senior-care/) for further information and contact details.
The minimum admission requirement for students with degrees from recognized institutions within Canada or the United States of America is an average of 76% (UBC-equivalency), calculated from senior-level coursework. An applicant with an average slightly less than 76% may be admitted if they have achieved 80% or higher in at least 12 credits (UBC-equivalency) of senior-level coursework in the prospective area of study.
The minimum admission requirement for applicants with degrees from outside Canada and the United States of America is an overall degree average of 76% (UBC-equivalency).
Applicants from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of English language proficiency prior to being extended an offer of admission. Tests must have been taken within the last 24 months at the time of submission of your application. Acceptable English language proficiency tests for the MHLP in SC are:
Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements stated above, but who have had other significant formal training, relevant professional experience, and/or otherwise possess demonstrable knowledge or expertise that would prepare them adequately for successful study in the graduate program, may be granted admission on the recommendation of the Program Director and the approval of the Dean of Applied Science.
Lists of the required application documents are available on the program website (apscpp.ubc.ca/). The Professional Masters office is responsible for collection and assessment of application documents.
1. Graduate students who have earned credits for equivalent courses outside of the SC program (e.g., from a different university, in a different UBC master's program, or as an unclassified student) may apply to transfer credits toward their MHLP in SC degree. Typically only 3 credits will be allowed to be transferred, provided that:
2. Transfer credit may only be at the graduate level (500-/600-level).
3. Transferring credits is not permitted for APSC Professional Programs management and leadership courses, course code: APPP or Sauder business course codes.
4. Requests for transfer credit must be accompanied by a letter or memo of support from the Director of SC, addressed to the Associate Dean of Applied Science. The letter must provide an academic justification for allowing the transfer credit on a course by course basis and be accompanied by a set of original transcripts from the completed course institution.
5. Transferring credits will not reduce tuition fees.
Degree completion requires completion of 30 credits. This includes 21 credits of Pillar courses and 9 credits of Platform courses, including 1.5 credits of approved electives from the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. Platform refers to foundational coursework focused on the professional skills required for an experienced graduate to be an effective professional leader. These courses are common across many of the Applied Science Professional Master’s programs. The Pillar contains the relevant technical material. Each student's coursework must be approved by the MHLP in SC graduate program office. A complete list of the courses required for successful completion are available on the program website (apscpp.ubc.ca/program/senior-care/).
Financial assistance based on academic merit and financial need may be available.
Students should consult the MHLP admissions website (apscpp.ubc.ca/admissions/) for more information.
Professional Masters Studio – Faculty of Applied Science
The University of British Columbia
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