McMaster University

McMaster University

Broad and diverse spectrum of student academic backgrounds

About the HRM Program


The HRM Program offers an interdisciplinary educational model that draws on faculty members from numerous departments and disciplines in the faculties of Health Sciences, Science and Social Sciences, including:

  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Health economics
  • Health policy analysis
  • Health services research
  • Geography
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Political science


  • Eligible academic backgrounds for prospective applicants include, medicine, nursing, rehabilitation sciences, social work, economics, math/stats, political science, sociology, geography, psychology
  • HRM aims to promote the integration of health relevant disciplinary perspectives to create innovative evaluative strategies and frameworks
  • Students have the unique opportunity to train with world-renowned health researchers who lead major studies based in numerous sites in Canada, North America and beyond


  • The program emphasizes experiential learning through active participation and apprenticeship in interdisciplinary research teams
  • Small classes allow small groups of students to work with an expert faculty member using problem-based learning strategies complemented by guest lectures and large group presentations
  • HRM graduates have research methods skills that enable them to "push the boundaries of knowledge" relevant to improving clinical practice, strengthening health systems and enhancing population health

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