Required Course and Training for All Graduate Students
All HRM MSc students (course and thesis) must successfully complete SGS 101 and SGS 201. Refer to the SGS Graduate Calendar for additional information:
Fields of Specialization
Fields offered at the MSc level include:
Degree Requirement Table offers clarification regarding
the specific courses for each field.
(Click here for information regarding the HRM MSc Co-op)
MSc Transfer to PhD
Students wishing to transfer to the PhD program prior to completion
of the MSc degree by the thesis option (see section 2.1.2 of the
Graduate Studies Calendar and the statement entitled "Policy
and Procedure for Transfer from the MSc to PhD - Health Research
Methodology Program") must have a minimum of an A- average in
the MSc curriculum (the five half courses required for the degree)
with no grade less than B, and must submit a critical Transfer Report,
embodying a statement of progress and achievement in their research
work to date and a proposal for PhD research.
The Transfer Report
must be submitted within 18 months from entry at the MSc level as
a full-time student and 36 months from entry as a part-time student.
The student must have successfully completed those courses required
for the HRM MSc Degree by thesis option as well as the formal Research
Internship requirement before the Transfer Meeting. Part-time MSc
students would normally be expected to become full-time students
when successfully transferring to the PhD. Approval to transfer will
be determined at a meeting of the Transfer Committee at which the
student will present, in writing and orally, his/her work and ideas
for PhD study.
Time Allowed for Completion of Degree Requirements
Full-time HRM Master's students will be required to spend a minimum
of one calendar year at McMaster.
For students in a regular full-time
program, the expected time for completion of the M.Sc. degree
is two years from initial registration of the
program. After two years students are not eligible for scholarship funding and are permitted only one more year before the School of Graduate Studies will advise you to withdraw due to time limits.
For those students admitted to a part-time Master's program,
and who complete all degree requirements, while registered part-time,
the permissible time is limited to five years from their initial